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Coat of arms of Cevio
Coat of arms
 • MayorPierluigi Martini
 • Total151.3 km2 (58.4 sq mi)
Elevation421 m (1,381 ft)
Population (Dec 2016[2])
 • Total1,177
 • Density7.8/km2 (20/sq mi)
Postal code6675
SFOS number5310
LocalitiesBignasco, Cavergno
Surrounded byBedretto, Bosco/Gurin, Brione (Verzasca), Campo (Vallemaggia), Cerentino, Formazza (IT-VB), Lavizzara, Linescio, Maggia
SFSO statistics

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 | change 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 | change 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 | change source]

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

Other websites[change | change source]

  1. Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
  2. Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (German) accessed 30 August 2017