Martigny is the capital of the district of Martigny in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. It lies at an elevation of 471 meters , and its population is approximately 15000 inhabitants . It is a junction of roads joining Italy, France and Switzerland. One road links it over the Great St. Bernard Pass to Aosta , and the other over the col de la Forclaz to Chamonix . In winter, Martigny is known for its numerous nearby Alp ski resorts such as Verbier.
Martigny lies at an elevation of 471 meters , about 33 kilometers south-southeast of Montreux. It is on the left foothills of the steep hillsides of the Rhone Valley, at the foot of the Swiss Alps, and is located at the point where the southwestern-flowing Rhone turns ninety degrees northward and heads toward . The river La Drance flows from the southern Valais Alps through Martigny and joins the Rhone from the left just after Rhone's distinctive, almost rectangular change in direction.
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Martinach, Martinach, Switzerland