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The river Ticino and the Old Bridge of Pavia
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The river Ticino and the Old Bridge of Pavia

The Ticino River is a river, a tributary of the Po. It rises in the St. Gotthard massif in Switzerland, flows through Lake Maggiore, Italy. The Ticino joins the Po a few km downstream of Pavia. It is about 280 kilometers or 173 miles long. In Switzerland it is dammed to create hydroelectricity, while in Italy it is primarily used for irrigation. Church San Michele in Pavia Pavia (the ancient Ticinum) (population 71,000) is a town and comune of south-western Lombardy, northern Italy, 35 km south of Milan on the lower Ticino river near its confluence with the Po. ... For the Second World War frigate class, see River class frigate The Murray River in Australia A river is a large natural waterway. ... A tributary (or affluent or confluent) is a contributory stream, a river that does not reach the sea, but joins another major river (a parent river), to which it contributes its waters, swelling its discharge. ... Po redirects here, for alternate uses see Po (disambiguation). ... Devils bridge (Teufelsbrücke) across the Schoellen St. ... Lake Maggiore from the Swiss end. ... Church San Michele in Pavia Pavia (the ancient Ticinum) (population 71,000) is a town and comune of south-western Lombardy, northern Italy, 35 km south of Milan on the lower Ticino river near its confluence with the Po. ... Hydroelectricity, or hydroelectric power, is a form of hydropower, (i. ... Irrigation in the Heart of the Sahara Irrigation (in agriculture) is the replacement or supplementation of rainfall with water from another source in order to grow crops. ...


Towns along the Ticino River are:

The Swiss canton of Ticino derives its name from this river. Categories: Switzerland geography stubs ... Bellinzona is the capital city of canton Ticino in Switzerland. ... Locarno is a city located on Lake Maggiore (Lago Maggiore) in the southern Swiss canton of Ticino, close to Ascona. ... Lake Maggiore from the Swiss end. ... Stresa is a small town of about 5,000 inhabitants on the shores of the Lago (Lake) Maggiore in Italy. ... Lake Maggiore from the Swiss end. ... Vigevano is an ancient town in the province of Pavia, Lombardy, northern Italy, which possesses many artistic treasures and runs a huge industrial business. ... Church San Michele in Pavia Pavia (the ancient Ticinum) (population 71,000) is a town and comune of south-western Lombardy, northern Italy, 35 km south of Milan on the lower Ticino river near its confluence with the Po. ... The twenty-six cantons of Switzerland are the states of the federal state of Switzerland. ... Ticino is the southernmost canton of Switzerland. ...


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Ticino (418 words)
Wedge shaped, Ticino protrudes into Italy to the west and south and is bounded by the cantons of Valais and Uri to the north and Graubünden to the northeast.
The chief system is that of the Ticino River, which rises in the northwest, flows east through the Bedretto valley and then southeast through the Leventina valley, receiving the left-bank tributaries Brenno (from the Blenio valley) and Moesa (from the Mesolcina valley) before curving westward above Bellinzona to enter the lake from the east.
The western part of the canton is drained by the Maggia and its numerous right-bank tributaries, and the Verzasca valley lies between the Ticino and the Maggia.
Ticino - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1045 words)
The River Ticino is the largest river in the canton.
The western lands of the canton, however, are drained by the River Maggia.
Subsequently, the upper valley of the Ticino River, from the St.
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