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.
|- location||Val Bedretto, Ticino, Switzerland|
|- elevation||about 2,200 m (7,200 ft)|
|Mouth||River Po, south-east of Pavia, Italy|
|Length||248 km (154 mi)|
|Basin size||7,228 km2 (2,791 sq mi)|
|- average||at Magadino: 69 m³/s|