Cevio

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Coordinates: 46°19′N 8°36′E

Cevio
Coat of Arms of Cevio
Country Switzerland
Canton Ticino
District Vallemaggia
Coordinates 46°19′N 8°36′E
Population 476   (as of December 2004)
Area 14.68 km2 (5.67 sq mi)
Elevation 421 m (1,381 ft)
Postal code 6675
SFOS number 5310
Mayor Pierluigi Martini
Localities Bignasco, Cavergno
Surrounded by
(view map)
Bedretto, Bosco/Gurin, Brione (Verzasca), Campo (Vallemaggia), Cerentino, Formazza (IT-VB), Lavizzara, Linescio, Maggia
Website www.cevio.ch

Cevio is the capital of the district Vallemaggia in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland. On 22 October 2006, Cevio became bigger when it came together with the villages of Bignasco and Cavergno. Both were municipalities of Ticino before this coming together.

Geography[change | edit source]

Cevio can be found about 23 kilometers northwest of the city of Locarno in the upper Vallemaggia. Most of the area of the municipality, about 64 percent, is covered with trees. About 25 percent of the area has mountains. Only 5 percent of the langer is used for farming.

History[change | edit source]

Cevio has been the main town of the district for a long time. In 1858, the municipality of Linescio broke off from it.

In the fall of 2006, the villages of Cavergno and Bignasco were put into the municipality, even though Bignasco did not want to do so.

Languages[change | edit source]

The inhabitants of Cevio speak using a language that is different from the Italian.

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