Inden is a municipality in the district of Leuk in the canton of Valais in Switzerland.HistoryInden is first mentioned in 1242 as Indes.GeographyInden has an area, of 9.9km2. Of this area, 0.84km2 or 8.5% is used for agricultural purposes, while 2.92km2 or 29.6% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 0.27km2 or 2.7% is settled (buildings or roads), 0.04km2 or 0.4% is either rivers or lakes and 5.82km2 or 59.0% is unproductive land.Of the built up area, housing and buildings made up 0.6% and transportation infrastructure made up 1.9%. Out of the forested land, 26.5% of the total land area is heavily forested and 2.2% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 0.0% is used for growing crops and 3.1% is pastures and 5.4% is used for alpine pastures. All the water in the municipality is flowing water. Of the unproductive areas, 10.1% is unproductive vegetation and 48.9% is too rocky for vegetation.The municipality is located in the Leuk district, on a high plateau and along the road that runs from Leukerbad to the Gemmi Pass.Coat of armsThe blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Or, a two-arched masoned Wall Gules, in chief an Eagle displayed Sable between two Mullets of Six of the second.DemographicsInden has a population of., 9.7% of the population are resident foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years (1999–2009 ) the population has changed at a rate of 5.5%. It has changed at a rate of 21.8% due to migration and at a rate of -5.5% due to births and deaths.