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Short NameTicino
German NameTessin
Local NamesRepubblica e Cantone Ticino
Lat Deg46|lat_min=19
Lon Deg8|lon_min=49
Largest CityLugano
Area Rank5th
Area Scale9
Population Rank8th
ExecutiveConsiglio di Stato
Executive Members5
LegislativeGran Consiglio
Parliament Members90
HighestAdula (Rheinwaldhorn)
Highest M3402
LowestLake Maggiore
Lowest M195
Municipalities Number157
Districts Designationdistretti
Districts Number8

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Canton Ticino or Ticino (-ittiˈtʃiːno; -detɛˈsiːn; see also in other languages) is the southernmost canton of Switzerland. Named after the Ticino river, it is the only canton in which Italian is the sole official language. Ticino borders the Canton of Uri to the north, Valais to the west (through the Novena Pass), Graubünden to the northeast, Italy's regions of Piedmont and Lombardy to the south and it surrounds the small Italian exclave of Campione d'Italia. Together with areas of the canton of Graubünden it makes up the so-called Italian Switzerland.

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