Ticino (river)

river in Switzerland and Italy

The Ticino river is a river that originates in the Alps, near Nufenen. It then flows through the Swiss canton of Ticino and northern Italy. It flows into the Po River, near Pavia. It is 270 km long. It gave its name to the canton. In Switzerland, it is dammed to make electricity. In Italy, it is mainly used for irrigation. The river flows through Lago Maggiore.

The river Ticino and the Old Bridge of Pavia
(medieval in date)
CountriesSwitzerland, Italy
Physical characteristics
 - locationVal Bedretto, Ticino, Switzerland
 - elevationabout 2,200 m (7,200 ft)
MouthRiver Po, south-east of Pavia, Italy
Length248 km (154 mi)
Basin size7,228 km2 (2,791 sq mi)
 - averageat Magadino: 69 m³/s
A covered bridge over the Ticino, in Pavia