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Ticino
Coat of arms of the Canton of Ticino
Capital Bellinzona
Area Coordinates: 46°19′N, 8°49′E 2812 km² (Ranked 5th)
Highest point Adula (Rheinwaldhorn) 3402 m
Population (2004) 319,800 (Ranked 8th)
114 /km²
Joined 1803
Abbreviation TI
Languages Italian
Executive Consiglio di Stato (5)
Legislative Gran Consiglio (90)
Municipalities 195 municipalities
Districts 8 distretti
Website www.TI.ch

Canton Ticino or Ticino ([ti'tʃiːno]; French and German: Tessin [te'sɛ̃] and [te'si:n]) is the southernmost canton of Switzerland. The written language is Italian in almost the entire canton (except the Walser municipality of Bosco Gurin, where it is German). It surrounds the Italian exclave of Campione d'Italia. Together with areas of the canton of Graubünden it makes up the so-called Svizzera Italiana (Italian Switzerland). Lombard dialects (Ticinese) are still spoken, especially in the valleys, but they have no official status. It is named after the Ticino river. Image File history File links Tessin-coat_of_arms. ... Image File history File links en: Canton Ticino in Switzerland. ... Not to be confused with capitol. ... Location within Switzerland Bellinzona is the capital city of canton Ticino in Switzerland. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 1,000 km² and 10,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... This is a lists of Cantons of Switzerland ranked by area. ... This is a list of Cantons of Switzerland by highest point. ... The Rheinwaldhorn is the highest point in the Swiss canton of Ticino. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... metre or meter, see meter (disambiguation) The metre is the basic unit of length in the International System of Units. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Since 1848, the Swiss Confederation has been a federal state of relatively autonomous cantons, some of which have a history of confederacy that goes back more than 700 years, arguably putting them among the worlds oldest surviving republics. ... 1803 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... These are data codes for Switzerland. ... This is a List of office-holders in 2005 in Switzerland. ... This table lists the names of the executive and the legislative of the Cantons of Switzerland, as well as the current number of members. ... Municipalities are the smallest government division in Switzerland. ... There are 201 municipalities in the canton of Ticino, Switzerland, (as of July 2004). ... In contrast to centrally organised states, in the federally constituted Switzerland each Canton is completely free to decide its own internal organisation. ... In contrast to centrally organised states, in the federally constituted Switzerland each Canton is completely free to decide its own internal organisation. ... Image File history File links Kanton Tessin, selbstgezeichnet von Tschubby Artist: de:Benutzer:Tschubby Source: http://upload. ... The Ticino River is a tributary of the Po. ... The twenty-six cantons of Switzerland are the states of the federal state of Switzerland. ... The twenty-six cantons of Switzerland are the states of the federal state of Switzerland. ... Distribution of Highest Alemannic dialects The Walser are German-speaking people (more specifically, they speak Walser German dialects) that live in the alps of Switzerland, Italy, Liechtenstein and Austria. ... A municipality is an administrative entity composed of a clearly defined territory and its population and commonly referring to a city, town, or village, or a small grouping of them. ... Bosco-Gurin is a small village situated in the southernmost canton of Switzerland (Ticino). ... D is Bs exclave, but is not an enclave. ... Map showing the location of the Campione enclave near the center. ... Graubünden or Grisons (German:  ; Italian: Grigioni; Romansh: Grischun, French: Grisons) is the largest and easternmost canton of Switzerland. ... The official languages of Switzerland by area (2000) Italian Switzerland (Italian: , French: , German: ) is the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland, which includes the Canton of Ticino and the valleys of Mesolcina, Calanca, Bregaglia and Poschiavo in Graubünden. ... The term Lombard refers to a group of related varieties spoken mainly in Northern Italy (most of Lombardy and some areas of neighbouring regions) and Southern Switzerland (Ticino and Graubünden). ... Ticinese (ticines, ticinées) is a common denomination for Lombard language varieties spoken in Canton Ticino (Tessin). ... The Ticino River is a tributary of the Po. ...

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Geography

Lake Lugano
Lake Lugano
Lago Maggiore from Locarno.
Lago Maggiore from Locarno.

The canton of Ticino is located in the south of Switzerland. It is almost entirely surrounded by Italy which lies to its east, west and south. To the north lie the cantons of Valais and Uri, to the northeast the canton of Graubünden. Image File history File links Lake_Lugano. ... Image File history File links Lake_Lugano. ... Download high resolution version (900x356, 137 KB)Lago Maggiore Photo: dierk Andresen, Dierk 15:05, 5 Jun 2004 (UTC): With permission from Weberberg. ... Download high resolution version (900x356, 137 KB)Lago Maggiore Photo: dierk Andresen, Dierk 15:05, 5 Jun 2004 (UTC): With permission from Weberberg. ... The Valais (German:  ) is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland in the south-western part of the country, in the Pennine Alps around the valley of the Rhone River from its springs to Lake Geneva. ... Uri (German:  ) is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland. ... Graubünden or Grisons (German:  ; Italian: Grigioni; Romansh: Grischun, French: Grisons) is the largest and easternmost canton of Switzerland. ...


Its area is 2,812 km², of which about three quarters are considered productive. Forests cover about a third of the area, but also the lakes Maggiore and Lugano make up a considerable part of the total area. These lakes are known with the above listed names, but are officially named Lake Verbano and Lake Ceresio. Lake Maggiore (in Italian: Lago Maggiore or lago Verbano) is the most westerly of the three large prealpine lakes of Europe and the second largest after Lake Garda. ... Lago di Lugano Lake Lugano (Italian Lago di Lugano or Ceresio) is a lake in the south-east of Switzerland, at the border between Switzerland and Italy. ...


The canton is split geographically in two parts by the Monte Ceneri pass. The northern, more mountainous part, called Sopraceneri, is formed by the two major Swiss valleys around the lake Maggiore: Ticino Valley and Maggia Valley. The southern part, called Sottoceneri, is the region around the Lake Lugano.


The River Ticino is the largest river in the canton. It drains most of the canton, flowing from the northwest through the Bedretto Valley and the Leventina valley to enter Lake Maggiore near Locarno. Its main tributaries are the Brenno in the Blenio Valley and the Moesa in the Mesolcina Valley in Graubünden. The lands of the canton are shaped by the river, which in its mid portion forms a wide valley, commonly known as the Riviera. The river Ticino and the Old Bridge of Pavia The Ticino River is a river, a tributary of the Po. ... District of Leventina in the canton Ticino Leventina is one of the eight districts of the largely Italian-speaking canton of Ticino in Switzerland. ... Location within Switzerland Locarno is a city located on Lake Maggiore (Lago Maggiore) in the southern Swiss canton of Ticino, close to Ascona. ... Moesa scenery Moesa (German: Moësa) is an administrative district in the canton of Graubünden, Switzerland. ... Graubünden or Grisons (German:  ; Italian: Grigioni; Romansh: Grischun, French: Grisons) is the largest and easternmost canton of Switzerland. ...


The western lands of the canton, however, are drained by the Maggia River. The Verzasca Valley is located between the Ticino river and the Maggia river. There is also a smaller area that drains directly into the Lake Lugano. Most of the land is considered within the Alps, but a small area is part of the plain of the River Po which drains the north of Italy. The Maggia River is a river in the Swiss canton of Ticino. ... Lago di Lugano Lake Lugano (Italian Lago di Lugano or Ceresio) is a lake in the south-east of Switzerland, at the border between Switzerland and Italy. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Po redirects here, for alternate uses see Po (disambiguation). ...


History

In ancient times the area of what is today Ticino was settled by the Lepontii, a Celtic tribe. Later, probably around the rule of Augustus, it became part of the Roman Empire. After the fall of the Western Empire, was ruled by the Ostrogoths, the Lombards and the Franks. Around 1100 CE it was the centre of struggle between the free communes of Milan and Como: in the 14th century it was definitively acquired by the Visconti, Dukes of Milan. In the 15th century the Swiss Confederates conquered the valleys south of the Alps in three separate conquests. The Lepontii were an ancient people occupying portions of Rhaetia (in modern Switzerland and Italy) in the Alps during the time of the Roman conquest of that territory. ... This article is about the European people. ... For other uses, see Augustus (disambiguation). ... Motto Senatus Populusque Romanus (SPQR) The Roman Empire at its greatest extent. ... This article deals with the continental Ostrogoths. ... The Lombards (Latin Langobardi, whence comes the alternative name Longobards found in older English texts), were a Germanic people originally from Northern Europe that entered the late Roman Empire. ... This article is about the Frankish people and society. ... For other uses, see Milan (disambiguation). ... Como (Comm in the local dialect of Lombard language) is a city in Lombardy, Italy, 45 km north of Milan. ... Visconti was a noble family that ruled Milan during the Middle Ages and Early Renaissance period. ... For other uses, see Milan (disambiguation). ... (14th century - 15th century - 16th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 15th century was that century which lasted from 1401 to 1500. ...


The Canton of Uri conquered the Leventina Valley in 1440. Between 1403 and 1422 some of these lands were already annexed by forces from Uri, but subsequently lost. In a second conquest Uri, Schwyz and Nidwalden gained the town of Bellinzona and the Riviera in 1500. Some of the land and the town Bellinzona itself were previously annexed by Uri in 1419 but lost again in 1422. The third conquest was fought by troops from the entire Confederation (at that time constituted by 12 cantons). In 1512 Locarno, the Maggia Valley, Lugano and Mendrisio were annexed. Subsequently, the upper valley of the Ticino River, from the St. Gotthard to the town of Biasca (Leventina Valley) was part of Canton Uri. The remaining territory (Baliaggi Ultramontani, Ennetbergische Vogteien, the Bailiwicks Beyond the Mountains) was administered by the Twelve Cantons. Uri (German:  ) is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland. ... District of Leventina in the canton Ticino Leventina is one of the eight districts of the largely Italian-speaking canton of Ticino in Switzerland. ... For alternative meanings, see number 1440. ... Events July 21 - Battle of Shrewsbury. ... Events January 10 - Battle of Nemecky Brod during the Hussite Wars. ... View from hiking trail between Ibergeregg and Spirstock Schwyz (German  ) is a canton in central Switzerland between Lake Lucerne in the south and Lake Zurich in the north, centered around and named after the town of Schwyz. ... Nidwalden (German:  ) is a canton of Switzerland. ... Location within Switzerland Bellinzona is the capital city of canton Ticino in Switzerland. ... 1500 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Events January 19 – Hundred Years War: Rouen surrenders to Henry V of England which brings Normandy under the control of England. ... Events January 10 - Battle of Nemecky Brod during the Hussite Wars. ... Year 1512 (MDXII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. ... Location within Switzerland Locarno is a city located on Lake Maggiore (Lago Maggiore) in the southern Swiss canton of Ticino, close to Ascona. ... Valle Maggia with the Maggia River Valle Maggia (Maggia Valley) is a valley of the Maggia River in Ticino, the Italian canton of Switzerland. ... Lake Lugano Lugano (Latin language: Luganum) is a town (130. ... Mendrisio is a city in the Southern part of Switzerland, in Canton Ticino. ... The Ticino River is a tributary of the Po. ... Devils bridge (Teufelsbrücke) across the Schoellen St. ... District of Leventina in the canton Ticino Leventina is one of the eight districts of the largely Italian-speaking canton of Ticino in Switzerland. ... Uri (German:  ) is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland. ...


The lands of the canton of Ticino are the last lands to be conquered by the Swiss Confederation. (After the battle of Marignano in 1515 the king of France Francis I defeated the Confederates, and they gave up any further conquests.) In February 1798 an attempt of annexation by the Cisalpine Republic was repelled by a volunteer militia in Lugano. Between 1798 and 1803, during the Helvetic Republic, the districts of Bellinzona and Lugano were separate cantons, but in 1803 the two were unified to form the canton of Ticino that joined the Swiss Confederation as a full member in the same year. During the Napoleonic Wars, many Ticinese (as was the case for other Swiss) served in Swiss military units allied with the French. Combatants France, Republic of Venice Duchy of Milan Commanders Francis I, Gian Giacomo Trivulzio, Bartolomeo dAlviano, Louis de la Trémoille Maximilian Sforza, Cardinal Matthaeus Schiner Strength 30,000 Unknown The Battle of Marignano, in the phase of the Italian Wars (1494–1559) that is called the War of... 1515 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Francis I (François Ier in French) (September 12, 1494 – March 31, 1547), called the Father and Restorer of Letters (le Père et Restaurateur des Lettres), was crowned King of France in 1515 in the cathedral at Reims and reigned until 1547. ... Year 1798 (MDCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... The flag of the Cisalpine Republic was the Transpadane Republic vertical Italian tricolour, with the square shape of the Cispadane Republic The Cisalpine Republic (Italian: Repubblica Cisalpina) was a French client republic in Northern Italy that lasted from 1797 to 1802. ... Lake Lugano Lugano (Latin language: Luganum) is a town (130. ... Year 1798 (MDCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1803 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Official seal of the Helvetic Republic (depicting William Tell). ... Bellinzona was the name of a canton of the Helvetic Republic from 1798 to 1803, with capital Bellinzona. ... Lugano was the name of a canton of the Helvetic Republic from 1798 to 1803, with capital Lugano. ... 1803 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


Until 1878 the three largest cities, Bellinzona, Lugano and Locarno, alternated as capital of the canton. In 1878, however, Bellinzona became the only and permanent capital. 1878 (MDCCCLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1878 (MDCCCLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


The current constitution[1] dates from 1997. The previous constitution, heavily modified, dates from 1830, nearly 20 years before the constitution of actual Swiss Confederation. For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix commemorates the July Revolution 1830 (MDCCCXXX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


Government

The cantonal parliament is the Grand Council (Italian: Gran Consiglio), with 90 members and the government (Consiglio di Stato) has 5 members (Consiglieri di Stato). In the both councils the members are elected with the proportional electoral system. The canton sends two deputies to the Swiss Council of States (upper house), and eight deputies to the National Council (lower house). It's regional capitol is Bellinzona. A parliament is a legislature, especially in those countries whose system of government is based on the Westminster system modelled after that of the United Kingdom. ... Proportional representation (sometimes referred to as full representation, or PR), is a category of electoral formula aiming at a close match between the percentage of votes that groups of candidates (grouped by a certain measure) obtain in elections and the percentage of seats they receive (usually in legislative assemblies). ... The Council of States of Switzerland (German: Ständerat, French Conseil des Etats, Italian Consiglio degli Stati) is the upper house of the Swiss parliament. ... The National Council of Switzerland is the large Chamber of the parliament and has 200 seats. ... Location within Switzerland Bellinzona is the capital city of canton Ticino in Switzerland. ...


Agriculture

See also: Ticino (wine region)

The main agricultural production is wine, mostly merlot, a type of red wine. It is followed by horticulture, milk and cheese production. The Wine region of Ticino produces mainly Merlot wines, from the canton Ticino and district of Moesa (Misox and Calanca valleys) in the canton of the Grisons. ... A glass of red wine This article is about the alcoholic beverage. ... Merlot grapes on the vine. ... Horticulture (Latin: hortus (garden plant) + cultura (culture)) is classically defined as the culture or growing of garden plants. ... A glass of cows milk. ... Cheese is a solid food made from the milk of cows, goats, sheep, and other mammals. ...


Economy

The hilly slopes of the canton are used extensively for the production of hydroelectricity. The electricity produced is used at home and sold for export. There is cattle breeding in the northern areas. The production of wine is important in the canton and exported to mainly other areas in Switzerland. The vineyards are mostly concentrated in the southern half of the canton where the climate is warmer. Other agricultural produce includes corn (maize), potatoes, tobacco and vegetables.


The weather in the canton is often inverse to that north of the Alps. This, and a warmer climate in general, attracts many tourists from other Swiss cantons. The lakes together with the sunshine are considered attractive. Tourism is the single most important economic factor in the canton. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


There is also light industry, mostly concentrated around the three largest towns of Lugano, Locarno and Bellinzona.


The canton is well connected to the rest of Switzerland. There are tunnels underneath the Gotthard massive, both for rail and road. The canton of Grisons (Graubünden) is connected with a direct coach link, whereas the canton of Valais is connected by rail through a tunnel at the Simplon Pass. There are good rail links to Milan and Rome in Italy as well as Germany via Basel and Zürich. The modern concrete span of the Devils bridge (Teufelsbrücke) across the Schöllenen Gorge replaces the older bridge below. ... Simplon Pass (Italian: Sempione) is a mountain pass at 2,008 m (6,589 ft) in the Lepontine Alps between Switzerland and Italy. ... For other uses, see Milan (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Motto: SPQR: Senatus Populusque Romanus Location of the city of Rome (yellow) within the Province of Rome (red) and region of Lazio (grey) Coordinates: Region Lazio Province Province of Rome Founded 21 April 753 BC Government  - Mayor Walter Veltroni Area  - City 1,285 km²  (580 sq mi)  - Urban 5... Basel (British English traditionally: Basle and more recently Basel , German: , French: , Italian: ) is Switzerlands third most populous city (166,563 inhabitants (2004); 690,000 inhabitants in the metropolitan area stretching across the immediate cantonal and national boundaries made Basel Switzerlands second-largest urban area as of 2003). ... For other uses of Zurich, see Zurich (disambiguation). ...


Because of the tourist trade there are a number of small railways in scenic areas in the mountains. Winter sports is important, despite being less developed.


There are two major centres of education and research located in the canton of Ticino. The University of Italian speaking Switzerland (USI, Università della Svizzera Italiana) is the only Swiss university teaching in Italian. The University of Applied Sciences of Italian speaking Switzerland (SUPSI, Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana) on the other hand is a professional training college focused on a practical method of teaching in the areas of applied art, economy, social work, technology and production science. Università della Svizzera italiana (University of Italian Switzerland, English name University of Lugano) is a Swiss university, in the city of Lugano, in Ticino. ...


Three daily newspapers are published in Ticino: Corriere del Ticino, La Regione, and Giornale del Popolo. These represent the only Italian daily publications in Switzerland.


Language

The official language, and the one used for most written communication, is Italian. Despite being very similar to standard Italian, Swiss Italian presents some differences to the Italian spoken in Italy due to the imponent presence of French and German from which it assimilates words. A clear example would be the driving licence. In standard Italian it is called "patente di guida" while in Swiss Italian it becomes "Licenza di condurre", from the French "Permis de conduire". Another example is the bus. In standard Italian it would be "Autobus" while in Swiss Italian it is the "Autopostale". Just like american English and British English. In oral communication Western Lombard (Ticinese) varieties, although receding in favour of Italian (especially in the cities of Lugano, Ascona and Locarno and among the younger generations), are still well preserved. These are further subdivided into local variations, with the northern valleys speaking a dialect more closely aligned with Romansch, Switzerland's fourth official language. There is a certain amount of popular literature (poems, comedies, etc.) in Ticinese, and the national radio and sometimes televisions trasmit program in Ticinese (mainly comedies). This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... The term Lombard refers to a group of related varieties spoken mainly in Northern Italy (most of Lombardy and some areas of neighbouring regions) and Southern Switzerland (Ticino and Graubünden). ... Ticinese (ticines, ticinées) is a common denomination for Lombard language varieties spoken in Canton Ticino (Tessin). ... Lake Lugano Lugano (Latin language: Luganum) is a town (130. ... Location within Switzerland Locarno is a city located on Lake Maggiore (Lago Maggiore) in the southern Swiss canton of Ticino, close to Ascona. ... Ticinese (ticines, ticinées) is a common denomination for Lombard language varieties spoken in Canton Ticino (Tessin). ...


Religion

The population is mostly Roman Catholic (75%) and Protestant (7%). The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ...


Districts

An old 1905-1910 photograph of Lugano by Prokudin-Gorskii
An old 1905-1910 photograph of Lugano by Prokudin-Gorskii

The Canton of Ticino is divided into 8 districts (distretti) and 38 circles (circoli): Image File history File links Download high resolution version (834x721, 52 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Lugano ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (834x721, 52 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Lugano ... Local government areas called districts are used, or have been used, in several countries. ... Circle is an administrative country subdivision. ...

District of Mendrisio in the canton Ticino The district of Mendrisio (also called Mendrisiotto) is the southernmost district of canton of Ticino and of Switzerland. ... District of Lugano in the canton Ticino The district of Lugano (also called Luganese) is a district of Canton Ticino, Switzerland. ... District of Locarno in the canton Ticino The district of Locarno (also called Locarnese) is a district of Canton Ticino, Switzerland. ... District of Vallemaggia in the canton Ticino The district of Vallemaggia is a district of Canton Ticino, Switzerland. ... District of Bellinzona in the canton Ticino The district of Bellinzona (also called Belinzonese) is a district of Canton Ticino, Switzerland. ... District of Riviera in the canton Ticino The district of Riviera is a district of the canton of Ticino in Switzerland. ... District of Blenio in the canton Ticino The district of Blenio is a district of Canton Ticino, Switzerland. ... District of Leventina in the canton Ticino The district of Leventina is a district of Canton Ticino, Switzerland. ...

Municipalities

View of Morcote
View of Morcote

There are 195 municipalities in the canton (as of February 2006). These municipalities (comuni) are grouped in 38 circoli (circles or sub-districts) which are in turn grouped into districts (distretti). Since late 1990 there is an ongoing project of aggregate some municipalities. Download high resolution version (819x614, 192 KB)A view of Morcote. ... Download high resolution version (819x614, 192 KB)A view of Morcote. ... Categories: Switzerland geography stubs ... There are 201 municipalities in the canton of Ticino, Switzerland, (as of July 2004). ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

There are 201 municipalities in the canton of Ticino, Switzerland, (as of July 2004). ... Municipalities are the smallest government division in Switzerland. ...

See also

Corriere del Ticino is the leading regional newspaper in the Canton of Ticino, Switzerland. ... Giornale del Popolo is a regional newspaper based in Lugano, Switzerland. ... laRegione Ticino is a regional newspaper based in Bellinzona, Switzerland. ... Tessiner Zeitung is a regional newspaper based in Locarno, Switzerland with a distribution of 10,002 (WEMF 2003). ... Azienda Elettrica Ticinese (AET) is a small electricity wholesaler based in Bellinzona(Ticino,Switzerland). ...

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Ticino - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1259 words)
Canton Ticino or Ticino is the southernmost canton of Switzerland.
Subsequently, the upper valley of the Ticino River, from the St.
In February 1798 an attempt of annexation by the Cisalpine Republic was repelled by a volunteer militia in Lugano.
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.
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