Saas Fee Introduction
Saas Fee is the primary village in the Saas Valley, also called the Saastal, and it is a municipality in the Visp district in the Valais Canton of Switzerland. The villages nearby include Saas-Balen, Saas-Grund, and Saas-Almagell. It has a population of around 1,700.
It has a location that is near to the Dom glaciers, and the Allalinhorn offers plenty of opportunities for winter sports during the year. The nearby peaks of the Lenzspitze, the Nadelhorn, and the Weissmies are really popular climbs during the summer season. The community is thought to be an extremely attractive winter sport destination in the Alps. Some of the more common activities include ice climbing, canyon climbing, snowshoe trekking, carving, and skiing. This is definitely a winter resort spot that should be on your list of places to visit when you’re in the Alps. There are some great hiking trails that you can take in the summer.
Saas Fee was first noted in 1304, and it was just described as vee. The municipality used to be referred to by the French name of Fee. This name is no longer in use, however.
When it was measured in 2011, it had a total area of about 16 square miles. Out of this total area, about 6% is put to use for agriculture, while about 10% is covered in forest. Out of the remainder of the land, a little over 1% is settled (roads or buildings). About 84% is unproductive land.
The municipality is located in the district of VIsp, and it as the base of the Dom Mountain. Thirteen mountains engulf the town (the mountains are least 13,000 feet above sea level).
When it was measured in 2012, Saas Fee had a total population of about 1,700. When it was measured in 2008, about 29% of the population was composed of foreign nationals. Over the last decade the population has changed at about a 3% rate.
The majority of the population is German-speaking (about 85%). The second most commonly spoken language is Serbo-Croatian (about 7%). Portuguese is the 3rd most commonly spoken language (about 3%).
When it was measured in 2000, about 81% of the population was Roman Catholic. About 7% of the population were members of the Swiss Reformed Church. Of the remainder of the population, there were less than 100 members who belonged to an Orthodox church.
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