Valais

The Valais (; , ) is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland, situated in the southwestern part of the country, around the valley of the Rhône from its headwaters to Lake Geneva, separating the Pennine Alps from the Bernese Alps. The canton is one of the drier parts of Switzerland in its central Rhône valley. Paradoxically, it is also one of best-watered parts, having large amounts of snow and rain up on the highest peaks found in Switzerland. The canton of Valais is probably best known for the Matterhorn and ski resorts such as Zermatt and Verbier.
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Pennine Alps

| other_name1= | other_name2= | image=Valais Alps.jpg | image_caption= View of Pennine Alps from Riederalp | country= |country1= | region= | region1= | region2= | parent=Alps | border=Graian Alps| border1=Lepontine Alps| border2=Bernese Alps | border3 = Po plain | length=| length_orientation= | width= | width_orientation= | geology= | period= | orogeny= | highest=Monte Rosa | highest_elevation=4634 | highest_lat_d=45|highest_lat_m=56|highest_lat_s=12|highest_lat_NS=N | highest_long_d=7|highest_long_m=52|highest_long_s=00|highest_long_EW=E | map=SOIUSA-Alpi Occidentali-sezione09.png | map_caption=Pennine Alps (section nr.9) within the Western Alps}} The Pennine Alps (also: ''Valais Alps'') are a mountain range in the western part of the Alps. They are located in Switzerland (Valais) and Italy (Piedmont and the Aosta Valley). They are not to be confused with the Pennines.
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Valais Ocean

The Valais Ocean is a disappeared piece of oceanic crust which was situated between the continent Europe and the microcontinent Iberia or so called Briançonnais microcontinent. The Valais Ocean is together with other small disappeared oceanic basins often called the Alpine or Western Tethys Ocean.
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