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"Monthey" is the capital of the district of Monthey in the canton of Valais in Switzerland.

Its population is of 15 118 (as of 2004) inhabitants ("Montheysans"). Monthey is located on the west side of the Rhone valley, south to the Leman Lake. Monthey is important to Swiss industry, with the former chemical company Ciba-Geigy (now Novartis, Syngenta and Cimo) and the metallurgical company Giovanola, there is an oil refinery in Collombey-Muraz, near Monthey. The city is close to the famous winter sports region, the Portes du Soleil.

This city is also home to Bolliger & Mabillard, world-famous roller coaster designers.

History
The castle in the town center was built in 950 on a hill, the first houses of Monthey stood around it. At the 13th century, the counts of Savoy owned the village and its area. In 1352, the count Amédée VI gave more freedom to the inhabitants and the bourgeoisie was born. During the first part of the 14th century, there were several industries: silk production, grinding mills...

Sport and Culture

In winter 2005, Monthey was chosen to be the host of the EYOF (European Youth Olympic Festival)

Carnival at Monthey (2007)


Famous inhabitants

*Cycling: Steve Morabito, born in Monthey

*Cinema: Pierre-Yves Borgeaud

*Football: Philippe Pottier
nternational relation

win towns — Sister citie
Monthey is twinned with:

* Tübingen, Germany
* Ivrea, Italy
* Diekirch, Luxembourg

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