The Republic an Canton o Ticino or Ticino (Italian: Canton Ticino [kanˈton tiˈtʃiːno]; German: Tessin [tɛˈsiːn]; see an aw in ither leids) is the soothmaist canton o Swisserland. Ticino borders the Canton o Uri tae the north, Valais tae the wast (throu the Novena Pass), Graubünden tae the northeast, Italy's regions o Piemont an Lombardy tae the sooth an it surroonds the smaw Italian exclave o Campione d'Italia.

Repubblica e Cantone Ticino
Coat of airms o Repubblica e Cantone Ticino
Coat airms
Cairt o Swisserland, location o Ticino highlighted
Location in Swisserland
Cairt o Ticino

Karte Kanton Tessin 2010.png
Coordinates: 46°19′N 8°49′E / 46.317°N 8.817°E / 46.317; 8.817Coordinates: 46°19′N 8°49′E / 46.317°N 8.817°E / 46.317; 8.817
Lairgest CeetyLugano
Subdivisions157 municipalities, 8 districts
 • ExecutiveExecutive Cooncil (5)
 • LegislativeGrand Cooncil (90)
 • Total2812.21 km2 (1,085.80 sq mi)
 • Total351,946
 • Density130/km2 (320/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeCH-TI
Heichest point3,402 m (11,161 ft): Adula (Rheinwaldhorn)
Lawest point195 m (640 ft): Loch Maggiore

Namit efter the Ticino river, it is the anerly canton whaur Italian is the sole offeecial leid an represents the bulk o the Italian-speakin aurie o Swisserland alang wi the soothren sections o Graubünden.

Notes an referencesEedit

  1. Arealstatistik Land Cover - Kantone und Grossregionen nach 6 Hauptbereichen accessed 27 October 2017
  2. Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (in German) accessed 30 August 2016


  • Marcello Sorce Keller,“Canton Ticino: una identità musicale?”, Cenobio, LII(2003), Apryle–Juin, pp. 171–184; an aa later published in Bulletin – Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Musikethnologie und Gesellschaft für die Volksmusik in der Schweiz, October 2005, pp. 30–37.

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