Corippo

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Corippo
Coat of arms of Corippo
Coat of arms
CountrySwitzerland
CantonTicino
DistrictLocarno
Government
 • MayorClaudius Scettrini
Area
 • Total7.71 km2 (2.98 sq mi)
Elevation
558 m (1,831 ft)
Population
(Dec 2016[2])
 • Total14
 • Density1.8/km2 (4.7/sq mi)
Postal code
6631
SFOS number5102
Surrounded byGordevio, Lavertezzo, Mergoscia, Vogorno
Websitewww.corippo.ch
SFSO statistics
Corippo

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 (www.corippo.ch), 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. 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