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|• Total||23.88 km2 (9.22 sq mi)|
|Elevation||482 m (1,581 ft)|
(Dec 2015 )
|• Density||125.00/km2 (323.75/sq mi)|
|Surrounded by||Bagnes, Chamoson, Isérables, Leytron, Nendaz, Saillon, Saxon|
Riddes is a municipality in the district of Martigny in the canton of Valais in Switzerland.
Riddes is first mentioned in 1001 as Ride. It was previously known its German name Riden, though that is not used any more.
Riddes has an area, as of 2011[update], of 23.9 square kilometers (9.2 sq mi). Of this area, 37.4% is used for agricultural purposes, while 37.1% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 9.1% is settled (buildings or roads) and 16.4% is unproductive land.
The municipality is located in the Martigny district, on the left bank of the Rhone. It consists of the village of Riddes, the hamlet of Auddes, and the vacation resorts of La Tzoumaz in Mayens-de-Riddes and Écône.
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