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Vex

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Vex is a municipality and capital of the district of Hérens in the canton of Valais in Switzerland.GeographyVex has an area, of 13km2. Of this area, 4.17km2 or 32.1% is used for agricultural purposes, while 6.17km2 or 47.5% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 1.71km2 or 13.2% is settled (buildings or roads), 0.07km2 or 0.5% is either rivers or lakes and 0.87km2 or 6.7% is unproductive land.Of the built up area, housing and buildings made up 7.2% and transportation infrastructure made up 4.8%. Out of the forested land, 38.6% of the total land area is heavily forested and 7.7% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 0.2% is used for growing crops and 18.3% is pastures, while 2.5% is used for orchards or vine crops and 11.0% is used for alpine pastures. All the water in the municipality is flowing water. Of the unproductive areas, 5.7% is unproductive vegetation.Coat of armsThe blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Azure, a Chevronelle inverted couped Argent between three Mullets of Five of the same and Coupeaux Vert in base.DemographicsVex has a population of., 11.3% of the population are resident foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years (1999–2009 ) the population has changed at a rate of 23.8%. It has changed at a rate of 23% due to migration and at a rate of -0.7% due to births and deaths.Most of the population speaks French (1,216 or 92.8%) as their first language, German is the second most common (38 or 2.9%) and Portuguese is the third (30 or 2.3%). There are 4 people who speak Italian.
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