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(French valɛ)
(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
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a canton in SW Switzerland. 235,500; 2021 sq. mi. (5235 sq. km). Cap.: Sion.
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This gentleman said that among the poorer peasants in the Valais, it was common for the brothers in a family to cast lots to determine which of them should have the coveted privilege of marrying, and his brethren--doomed bachelors--heroically banded themselves together to help support the new family.
GWYNEDD breeders Gerallt and Kerry Jones consolidated their standing in the Valais Blacknose sheep world with a saleleading price at the breed society's annual auction.
Hoggs: Valais Blacknose 120gn; Jacob 40gn; Hebridean 35gn.
The Tour des Stations in the Swiss region of Valais offers riders different challenging and mountainous routes to test their climbing skills.
Having acted as ring bearers at their owners' wedding last month, it is set to be a busy period for the Valais Blacknose Sheep that are sure to be a crowd-pleaser at the county's largest one-day event.
a capacity field of 2,500 runners will experience stunning views of the Great aletsch Glacier and the 4,000m peaks of the Valais region as they make their way along the high altitude course.
Abdulla Al Karam, Director General of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), joined by Jurg Metz, Consul and Head of Consular Affairs at the Embassy of Switzerland to the UAE; Christophe Darbellay, Head of Department of Economics and Education at Canton du Valais; Omar Danial, Founder SISD, Beat Sommer, Head of School, a delegation from the Canton du Valais and key members of the school's staff were present for the inauguration.
Police in Valais state said the avalanche hit the group of five skiers on Saturday afternoon.
As result rather than riding the Tour Poland, he was able to host us and fire the starting pistol for a sportive event celebrating the area's wines the Cyclosportive des Vins de Valais - that we'd come to ride.
This spring the carrier is also offering premium passengers on intercontinental flights a range of meals created by Franck Reynaud, Michelin starred chef de cuisine Canton Valais ski and vacation resort Hostellerie du Pas de l'Ours.