Port-Valais facts for kids
|• Total||14.35 km2 (5.54 sq mi)|
|Elevation||390 m (1,280 ft)|
|Population (Dec 2015 )|
|• Density||271.71/km2 (703.7/sq mi)|
|Localities||Le Bouveret, Les Evouettes|
|Surrounded by||Chessel (VD), Noville (VD), Saint-Gingolph, Vevey (VD), Vouvry|
Port-Valais has an area, as of 2009[update], of 14.4 square kilometers (5.6 sq mi). Of this area, 3.37 km2 (1.30 sq mi) or 23.5% is used for agricultural purposes, while 7.68 km2 (2.97 sq mi) or 53.5% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 1.7 km2 (0.66 sq mi) or 11.8% is settled (buildings or roads), 0.44 km2 (0.17 sq mi) or 3.1% is either rivers or lakes and 1.13 km2 (0.44 sq mi) or 7.9% is unproductive land.
Of the built up area, housing and buildings made up 4.9% and transportation infrastructure made up 3.8%. Power and water infrastructure as well as other special developed areas made up 1.3% of the area while parks, green belts and sports fields made up 1.1%. Out of the forested land, 51.5% of the total land area is heavily forested and 1.4% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 16.3% is used for growing crops and 2.6% is pastures, while 1.5% is used for orchards or vine crops and 3.0% is used for alpine pastures. Of the water in the municipality, 0.5% is in lakes and 2.6% is in rivers and streams. Of the unproductive areas, 3.8% is unproductive vegetation and 4.0% is too rocky for vegetation.
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