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Monthey
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 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.

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