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Conthey

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Conthey is a municipality in the district of Conthey in the canton of Valais in Switzerland.HistoryConthey is first mentioned about 800 as curtis Contextis. In 1146 it was mentioned as ecclesiam de Plano Contesio.GeographyConthey has an area, of 85km2. Of this area, 19.81km2 or 23.3% is used for agricultural purposes, while 22.39km2 or 26.3% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 4.29km2 or 5.0% is settled (buildings or roads), 0.75km2 or 0.9% is either rivers or lakes and 37.85km2 or 44.5% is unproductive land.Of the built up area, housing and buildings made up 2.5% and transportation infrastructure made up 1.5%. Out of the forested land, 21.3% of the total land area is heavily forested and 3.5% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 0.6% is used for growing crops and 1.6% is pastures, while 4.8% is used for orchards or vine crops and 16.4% is used for alpine pastures. Of the water in the municipality, 0.2% is in lakes and 0.6% is in rivers and streams. Of the unproductive areas, 12.7% is unproductive vegetation, 30.5% is too rocky for vegetation and 1.4% of the land is covered by glaciers.The municipality is located on the right bank of the Rhone in the middle Valais. It stretches from the valley floor to the peak of the Diableret-Massiv. It consists of the village of Conthey (made up of Plan-Conthey, La Place, Le Bourg and Saint-Séverin) and the villages of Aven, Erde, Sensine, Premploz and Daillon in the Derborence area.Coat of armsThe blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Argent, between two Branches of Vine Vert fructed Azure in saltire three Mullets of Five Gules.
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