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|• Total||11.34 km2 (4.38 sq mi)|
|Elevation||581 m (1,906 ft)|
(Dec 2015 )
|• Density||129.19/km2 (334.60/sq mi)|
|Surrounded by||Chandolin, Leuk, Miège, Mollens, Sierre, Varen, Veyras|
Salgesch has an area, as of 2009[update], of 11.3 square kilometers (4.4 sq mi). Of this area, 2.42 km2 (0.93 sq mi) or 21.3% is used for agricultural purposes, while 5.72 km2 (2.21 sq mi) or 50.4% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 1.1 km2 (0.42 sq mi) or 9.7% is settled (buildings or roads), 0.37 km2 (0.14 sq mi) or 3.3% is either rivers or lakes and 1.75 km2 (0.68 sq mi) or 15.4% is unproductive land.
Of the built up area, housing and buildings made up 2.6% and transportation infrastructure made up 3.4%. Power and water infrastructure as well as other special developed areas made up 1.7% of the area while parks, green belts and sports fields made up 1.4%. Out of the forested land, 47.0% of the total land area is heavily forested and 3.4% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 0.1% is used for growing crops and 2.6% is pastures, while 18.7% is used for orchards or vine crops. Of the water in the municipality, 0.3% is in lakes and 3.0% is in rivers and streams. Of the unproductive areas, 10.6% is unproductive vegetation and 4.9% is too rocky for vegetation.
The municipality is located in the Leuk district, on the right side of the Rhone valley, across from the Pfynwald (Pfyn woods). It is the western-most German speaking municipality in Valais.
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