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Corippo
Corippo
Corippo
Coat of arms of Corippo
Coat of arms
Country Switzerland
Canton Ticino
District Locarno
Area
 • Total 7.73 km2 (2.98 sq mi)
Elevation 558 m (1,831 ft)
Population (Dec 2012 )
 • Total 12
 • Density 1.55/km2 (4.02/sq mi)
Postal code 6631
Surrounded by Gordevio, Lavertezzo, Mergoscia, Vogorno

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. 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

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".


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