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Cevio
Cevio
Cevio
Coat of arms of Cevio
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Country Switzerland
Canton Ticino
District Vallemaggia
Area
 • Total 151.42 km2 (58.46 sq mi)
Elevation
421 m (1,381 ft)
Population
 (Dec 2012 )
 • Total 1,155
 • Density 7.628/km2 (19.756/sq mi)
Postal code
6675
Localities Bignasco, Cavergno
Surrounded by Bedretto, Bosco/Gurin, Brione (Verzasca), Campo (Vallemaggia), Cerentino, Formazza (IT-VB), Lavizzara, Linescio, Maggia

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

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

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

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

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