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Salvan

Salvan is a municipality in the district of Saint-Maurice, in the canton of Valais, Switzerland.HistorySalvan is first mentioned in 1018 as cum Silvano. Around 1025-31 it was mentioned as in monte Salvano. The municipality was formerly known by its German name Scharwang, however, that name is no longer used.GeographySalvan has an area, as of 2011, of 53.5km2. Of this area, 7.5% is used for agricultural purposes, while 25.7% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 1.6% is settled (buildings or roads) and 65.2% is unproductive land.The municipality is located in the Saint-Maurice district, in the Trient valley. It consists of the village of Salvan and several hamlets, including Les Marécottes and until 1912, Vernayaz, Miéville and Gueuroz.Lac d'Emosson is a reservoir partially located in the municipality.Coat of armsThe blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Gules on a pile inverted embowed Argent issuant from Coupeaux Vert a Pine Tree of the same trunked proper in chief dexter a Cross Bottony of the second and in sinister a Mullet of Seven of the same.DemographicsSalvan has a population of. As of 2008, 7.1% of the population are resident foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has changed at a rate of 0.6%. It has changed at a rate of 7.1% due to migration and at a rate of -3.9% due to births and deaths.
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