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Sion in Switzerland is the capital city of the Swiss canton of Valais. Sion is also the sister city to Philippi, West Virginia, USA. It covers an area of 5225 square kilometers.
Sion is a city which is basically located between mountains. German and French are its administrative languages. Sion Switzerland is a member of the Swiss Federation since 1815.

Sion in Switzerland is said as the "holiday kingdom". Located at the lap of the Alps mountaineers' target, Sion often is their destination. Nature lovers are enticed too by the long stretch of the glistening waters of the Rhône at its center. An elusive contrast of sun and ice of north and south enhances the beauty of Switzerland Sion. Sion is blessed with a climate of exceptional mildness.

The sun in the summers of Sion in Switzerland brings the visitor its charming rays for a golden tan. On an average Sion experiences a sunshine duration of 2000 hours per year and less than 600mm of rainfall. Winters in Sion are worth to remember as well, though, some may find it little harsh.

Sion in Switzerland attracts persons with enthusiasm in mountaineering, sun-worshiping, mountain biking, glacier crossings and expeditions. Fun and enjoyment at a leisurely pace turn on the enthusiasts. When the mountaineers and bikers reach the top of the mountains, they are revived by the pure air and picturesque sights.

The Wine Trail leading through the Valaisian wine-growing areas at Sion in Switzerland from Martigny to Leuk lends trekkers and mountain bikers with a steep challenge. Val d'Anniviers or river-rafting on the Rhône is one more dream destination for persons with interest in adventure sports like bungy jump.

A number of resorts at Sion in Switzerland offer the openings of skiing at over an altitude of 3000 meters. A hot air balloon or para glider takes the enthusiast to the air and thus helps him/her feel like a bird.

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