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Valais, a canton of Switzerland, bounded N. by Berne and Vaud, S. by Piedmont, E. by Piedmont and Uri, W. by Savoy and Vaud. It has an area of 2,016 square miles, mostly comprised within the wide valley of the Rhone, and shut in by lofty mountains. Cattle-rearing is the chief industry, but the vine flourishes in parts, and the silk-worm is cultivated. Sion, Martigny, and Brieg are the chief towns.