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Saxon

Saxon is a municipality, in the district of Martigny, in the canton of Valais, in Switzerland.HistorySaxon is first mentioned in 1153 as ''de SaxoneGeographySaxon has an area, as of 2011, of 23.2km2. Of this area, 31.9% is used for agricultural purposes, while 50.6% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 9.3% is settled (buildings or roads) and 8.1% is unproductive land.The municipality is located in the Martigny district, along the left bank of the Rhone. It stretches from the Pierre-à-Voir (2476m) down to the Rhone. It consists of the villages of Saxon and Gottefrey and scattered hamlets.Coat of armsThe blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Gules a trefoil branch ArgentDemographicsSaxon has a population of. As of 2008, 28.8% of the population are resident foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has changed at a rate of 29.8%. It has changed at a rate of 33.9% due to migration and at a rate of 1.3% due to births and deaths.Most of the population speaks French as their first language, Portuguese is the second most common and Albanian is the third . There are 56 people who speak German, 61 people who speak Italian and 1 person who speaks Romansh.
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