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Vouvry

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Vouvry is a municipality in the district of Monthey in the canton of Valais in Switzerland.HistoryVouvry is first mentioned in 1018 as Vobreium and Wovregium.GeographyVouvry has an area, of 33.5km2. Of this area, 12.13km2 or 36.2% is used for agricultural purposes, while 12.88km2 or 38.4% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 1.97km2 or 5.9% is settled (buildings or roads), 0.45km2 or 1.3% is either rivers or lakes and 6.05km2 or 18.1% is unproductive land.Of the built up area, housing and buildings made up 2.7% and transportation infrastructure made up 1.8%. Out of the forested land, 34.8% of the total land area is heavily forested and 2.1% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 12.4% is used for growing crops and 2.2% is pastures and 20.5% is used for alpine pastures. Of the water in the municipality, 0.4% is in lakes and 0.9% is in rivers and streams. Of the unproductive areas, 9.2% is unproductive vegetation and 8.8% is too rocky for vegetation.The municipality includes the village of Vouvry as well as Porte du Scex along the Rhône river and the villages of Miex and Taney on the slopes of Le Grammont.Coat of armsThe blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Per fess Gules an Eagle displayed Sable beaked, langued and membered Argent ensigned a cross couped of the last, and Azure three Mullets of Five, two and one.DemographicsVouvry has a population of., 22.2% of the population are resident foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years (2000–2010 ) the population has changed at a rate of 19.3%. It has changed at a rate of 20.1% due to migration and at a rate of 2% due to births and deaths.
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