Chippis is a municipality in the district of Sierre in the canton of Valais in Switzerland.
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Chippis has an area, as of 2009, of 2 square kilometers (0.77 sq mi). Of this area, 0.11 km2 (0.042 sq mi) or 5.6% is used for agricultural purposes, while 1.17 km2 (0.45 sq mi) or 59.1% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 0.48 km2 (0.19 sq mi) or 24.2% is settled (buildings or roads), 0.07 km2 (17 acres) or 3.5% is either rivers or lakes and 0.17 km2 (0.066 sq mi) or 8.6% is unproductive land.
Of the built up area, industrial buildings made up 6.6% of the total area while housing and buildings made up 10.1% and transportation infrastructure made up 4.5%.
Power and water infrastructure as well as other special developed areas made up 1.5% of the area while parks, green belts and sports fields made up 1.5%. Out of the forested land, 57.6% of the total land area is heavily forested and 1.5% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 0.0% is used for growing crops and 3.5% is pastures, while 2.0% is used for orchards or vine crops. All the water in the municipality is flowing water. Of the unproductive areas, 3.0% is unproductive vegetation and 5.6% is too rocky for vegetation.
The municipality is located in the Sierre district, on the left bank of the Rhone river.