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Visp

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Visp is the capital of the district of Visp in the canton of Valais in Switzerland.GeographyVisp lies in the Rhône valley, at the confluence of the Vispa and the Rhône, 9km west of Brig-Glis.Visp has an area, of 13.2km2. Of this area, 17.0% is used for agricultural purposes, while 59.7% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 19.5% is settled (buildings or roads) and 3.9% is unproductive land.The proposed merger of the municipalities of Eggerberg, Ausserberg, Bürchen, Baltschieder, Visp and Visperterminen was rejected by the residents.Coat of armsThe blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Per pale Argent and Gules, two Lions rampant reguardant counterchanged.DemographicsVisp has a population of., 19.3% of the population are resident foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years (2000–2010 ) the population has changed at a rate of 5.8%. It has changed at a rate of 4.5% due to migration and at a rate of 1.1% due to births and deaths.Most of the population speaks German (5,778 or 88.2%) as their first language, Serbo-Croatian is the second most common (192 or 2.9%) and Albanian is the third (139 or 2.1%). There are 107 people who speak French, 111 people who speak Italian and 3 people who speak Romansh.
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