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Sion (German Sitten, Latin Sedunum) is the capital of the Swiss canton of Valais. In 2002, its population was 27,700. Landmarks include the Basilique de Valère and Château de Tourbillon. Sion has an airfield for civilian and military use, which, because of its location in a valley, causes a reasonable amount of noise pollution. FC Sion is the local football side. They currently compete in the Swiss Super League.

The city consists of 28,013 habitants as of 31 December 2005. However during the day, more than 55 000 people commute to Sion for work. Situated at the heart of the Rhône valley, Sion is the region's economic centre.

The Château de Valère and the Château de Tourbillon are situated on twin roches moutonnées over looking Sion.

The ancient part of the city is particularly well conserved. In addition to the two Château's, a number of other important buildings are found there. Such as, the Château de la Majorie, the Hôtel de Ville and the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Sion.