Ried-Brig facts for kids
|• Total||47.5 km2 (18.3 sq mi)|
|Elevation||918 m (3,012 ft)|
|Population (Dec 2015 )|
|• Density||42.97/km2 (111.29/sq mi)|
|Surrounded by||Brig-Glis, Grengiols, Simplon, Termen, Varzo (IT-VB), Zwischbergen|
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.
Ried-Brig has an area, as of 2011[update], 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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