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Ried-Brig
Coat of arms of Ried-Brig
Coat of arms
Country Switzerland
Canton Valais
District Brig
Area
 • Total 47.5 km2 (18.3 sq mi)
Elevation 918 m (3,012 ft)
Population (Dec 2015 )
 • Total 2,041
 • Density 42.97/km2 (111.29/sq mi)
Postal code 3911
Surrounded by Brig-Glis, Grengiols, Simplon, Termen, Varzo (IT-VB), Zwischbergen

Ried-Brig is a municipality in the district of Brig in the canton of Valais in Switzerland.

History

Ried-Brig is first mentioned in 1232 as Riet. In 1428 it was mentioned as ried de briga. Until 1993 it was officially known as Ried bei Brig.

Geography

Gantertalbruecke02
Modern Ganter valley bridge, near Ried-Brig

Ried-Brig has an area, as of 2011, of 47.5 square kilometers (18.3 sq mi). Of this area, 19.0% is used for agricultural purposes, while 30.7% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 2.7% is settled (buildings or roads) and 47.6% is unproductive land.

The municipality is located in the Brig district, above Brig and on the Simplon Pass road.

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