Noble-Contrée is a municipality in the district of Sierre in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. On 1 January 2021 the former municipalities of Miège, Venthône and Veyras merged to form the new municipality of Noble-Contrée.[1]

History

Miège

Miège is first mentioned in 1226 as Mieio. The municipality was formerly known by its German name Miesen, however, that name is no longer used.[2]

Venthône

Chapel and Venthône Castle

Veyras

Geography

After the merger, Noble-Contrée has an area, (as of the 2004/09 survey), of 6.5 km2 (2.51 sq mi).[3]

Demographics

The new municipality has a population (as of December 2020) of 4,512.[4]

Historic Population

The historical population is given in the following chart:[5]

Heritage sites of national significance

Chapel and tower in Venthône

The Tower in Venthône listed as Swiss heritage site of national significance. The entire village of Venthône is part of the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites.[6]

References

  1. ^ "Applikation der Schweizer Gemeinden". bfs.admin.ch. Swiss Federal Statistical Office. 2021. Retrieved 5 January 2021.
  2. ^ Miège in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  3. ^ Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
  4. ^ "Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit". bfs.admin.ch (in German). Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB. 31 December 2020. Retrieved 21 September 2021.
  5. ^ Swiss Federal Statistical Office STAT-TAB Bevölkerungsentwicklung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, 1850-2000 (in German) accessed 27 April 2016
  6. ^ "Kantonsliste A-Objekte". KGS Inventar (in German). Federal Office of Civil Protection. 2009. Archived from the original on 28 June 2010. Retrieved 25 April 2011.

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