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Coat of arms of Corippo
Coat of arms
Location of Corippo
 • MayorClaudius Scettrini
 • Total7.71 km2 (2.98 sq mi)
558 m (1,831 ft)
 • Total11
 • Density1.4/km2 (3.7/sq mi)
Postal code
SFOS number5102
Surrounded byGordevio, Lavertezzo, Mergoscia, Vogorno
SFSO statistics

Corippo is a municipality of the district Locarno in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland.

With a population of just 17 as of December 2004, it is the smallest municipality in Switzerland[source?]. It has many of the things that communities many times its size has: an official website (, its own coat of arms, a village church, a restaurant, and a mayor who leads a town council made up of three local citizens. The village has remained independent since 1822.

Description[change | change source]

Corippo lies in the Verzasca valley about 12 kilometers (7.4 miles) from Locarno at the north end of the reservoir Lake Vogorno, and 20 km from the border with Italy. The houses are built from the local Ticino granite with slate roofs and have changed little for several hundred years, leading the Italian writer Piero Bianconi to describe Corippo as "Verzasca's gentlest village".[source?]

Other websites[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeinden nach 4 Hauptbereichen". Federal Statistical Office. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  2. "Ständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Staatsangehörigkeitskategorie Geschlecht und Gemeinde; Provisorische Jahresergebnisse; 2018". Federal Statistical Office. 9 April 2019. Retrieved 11 April 2019.