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Chandolin

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Chandolin is a village in the district of Sierre in the Swiss canton of Valais. An independent municipality before, it merged on 1 January 2009 with neighboring Ayer, Grimentz, Saint Jean, Saint-Luc and Vissoie to form the municipality of Anniviers.HistoryChandolin is first mentioned about 1250 as Eschandulyns. Chandolin was the permanent home of Swiss travel writer Ella Maillart until her death, and it now houses the Ella Maillart Museum in her memory.Coat of armsThe blazon of the village coat of arms is Azure, a Chamois rampant Sable over a rock Argent in chief sinister a Mullet of Five Or.DemographicsMost of the population speaks French as their first language, German is the second most common and Portuguese is the third .Of the population in the village, 28 or about 29.5% were born in Chandolin and lived there in 2000. There were 29 or 30.5% who were born in the same canton, while 18 or 18.9% were born somewhere else in Switzerland, and 20 or 21.1% were born outside of Switzerland. As of 2000, there were 32 people who were single and never married in the village. There were 58 married individuals, 1 widows or widowers and 4 individuals who are divorced.
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