Valais

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Valais

(French valɛ)
n
(Placename) 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

Va•lais

(væˈleɪ)

n.
a canton in SW Switzerland. 235,500; 2021 sq. mi. (5235 sq. km). Cap.: Sion.
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Ten people lost their lives when half a mountain crashed down on the town of Gondo and 16 altogether in the canton of Wallis after days of excessive rain and flooding during the first week of October.