- a canton in SW Switzerland. 2021 sq. mi. (5235 sq. km). Capital: Sion.
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The valley of the Valais is very narrow and little cultivated.
In the Valais we found the spring much less forward than on the other side.
Bonaparte's first thought was to march up the Valais and to cross the Simplon.The Companions of Jehu
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From the Muveran the view over the Valais is particularly good.Switzerland
Valais could not well be given to Piedmont, on account of Swiss jealousy.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte
William Milligan Sloane
- a canton of S Switzerland: includes the entire valley of the upper Rhône and the highest peaks in Switzerland; produces a quarter of Switzerland's hydroelectricity. Capital: Sion. Pop: 281 000 (2002 est). Area: 5231 sq km (2020 sq miles)German name: Wallis