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Sion (town, Switzerland)

Sion (syôN), Ger. Sitten, town (1993 pop. 25,300), capital of Valais canton, SW Switzerland, on the Rhône River. An ancient town, Sion is now a wine and horticultural market center. There are hydroelectric plants and coal mines nearby. Sion has been an episcopal see since the 6th cent. The town is rich in historic remains, among which are a 13th-century castle, a late Gothic cathedral, and a 17th-century town hall.

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Sion

Sion / ˈsīən/ • n. variant spelling of Zion.

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Sion (in the Bible)

Sion (sī´ən), in the Bible. 1 Same as Mt. Hermon. 2 Variant of Zion.

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Sion

Sion (hill given sacral significance in Jerusalem): see ZION.

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