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Ticino

(tēchē`nō), Fr. and Ger. Tessin, canton (1993 pop. 294,100), 1,086 sq mi (2,813 sq km), S Switzerland, on the southern slope of the central Alps, bordering on Italy. BellinzonaBellinzona
, town (1993 pop. 17,100), capital of Ticino canton, S Switzerland, on the Ticino River, near the Italian border. It is a picturesque old town and a hub of transalpine traffic. Tourism is the main economic factor, but there are small industries.
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 is the capital. Largely a mountainous region, Ticino embraces the Ticino River valley and part of Lago Maggiore and of the Lake of Lugano. Although it has a pastoral economy, wine is widely produced in the valleys and corn and tobacco are cultivated. There is an extensive hydroelectric system along the Ticino River. Ticino is noted for its resorts, particularly LocarnoLocarno
, town (1990 est. pop. 14,150), Ticino canton, S Switzerland, at the northern end of Lago Maggiore. In a beautiful resort region with a mild Mediterranean climate, Locarno attracts a great number of tourists. Machinery and electrochemical products are made.
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 and LuganoLugano
, city (1990 est. pop. 26,100), Ticino canton, S Switzerland, near the Italian border. A commercial center in the Middle Ages, Lugano is a popular resort noted for its scenery and climate. Aside from tourism, international banking is the city's major source of revenue.
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; tourism is the region's most important industy. The population is mostly Roman Catholic and Italian-speaking. A part of Transpadane Gaul under the Roman Empire, Ticino later shared the history of Lombardy until the Swiss confederates captured it (15th–16th cent.) from the duchy of Milan. It was ruled until 1798 by Schwyz and Uri cantons and became a Swiss canton in 1803.

Ticino,

Lat. Ticinus, river, 154 mi (248 km) long, rising in Ticino canton, S Switzerland, and flowing generally S through Lago Maggiore into N Italy, joining the Po River below Pavia. In Switzerland, the Ticino is used to generate electricity. It provides irrigation in Italy; the important Cavour irrigation canal branches from the river. The Ticino River was the scene (218 B.C.) of Hannibal's victory over Scipio in the Second Punic War.
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Ticino

 

a river in Switzerland and Italy; a left tributary of the Po. The Ticino is 248 km long and drains an area of 7,200 sq km. The major part of its course is in the mountains; originating in the Lepontine Alps, the Ticino flows through Lake Maggiore and, in its lower course, along the Po-Venetian Plain. It is fed by snow and rain. The high-water period is in spring, and rains cause flash floods in the summer and fall. The mean flow rate near the river’s mouth is 319 cu m per sec; the maximum rate is as much as 6,000 cu m per sec.

The Ticino is navigable below Lake Maggiore (partially through a man-made canal), and it is linked by canal with Milan. A hydroelectric power plant is in operation in the Ticino basin. Along the river’s course are the cities of Bellinzona, in Switzerland, and Pavia, in Italy.

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Ticino

1. a canton in S Switzerland: predominantly Italian-speaking and Roman Catholic; mountainous. Capital: Bellinzona. Pop.: 314 600 (2002 est.). Area: 2810 sq. km (1085 sq. miles)
2. a river in S central Europe, rising in S central Switzerland and flowing southeast and west to Lake Maggiore, then southeast to the River Po. Length: 248 km (154 miles)
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