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Zermatt

(tsĕrmät`), village (1989 est. pop. 4,000), Valais canton, S Switzerland. Near the MatterhornMatterhorn
, Fr. Mont Cervin, Ital. Monte Cervino, peak, c.14,700 ft (4,480 m) high, in the Pennine Alps, on the Swiss-Italian border, near Zermatt. Its distinctive pyramidal peak was formed by the enlargement of several cirques.
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, Zermatt is a popular resort for mountain-climbing and winter sports.
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Zermatt

a village and resort in S Switzerland, in Valais canton at the foot of the Matterhorn: cars are not allowed in the area. Pop.: 5988 (2000)
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