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The Ticino in a few words

Lugano view

Ticino is republic and canton at the same time and the only one, which is Italian-speaking. 

It is located in the South of the Alps and was witness of the first victories of Hannibal against the Romans. 

The canton was the last conquered by the Swiss Confederation in the 16th century and was established, as we know it today, through uniting the former cantons Lugano and Bellinzona. 

Ecomony

Gold

Ticino is located near Milano and is the place of the third-impotant finance center, beside of Zurich and Geneva, of Switzerland is therefore an important hub for the fashion industry. Additionally, the biggest gold refinery is located in this canton, as well as the Castel San Pietro refinery, one of the market leaders in making bars of gold. 

Festival of International Films

Locarno film festival

The annual festival of International Films is taking place in Lugano since 1946, it is the eldest festivals in the world and the most important festival of Switzerland.

The region in numbers

Area in km²
2'812
Volume, persons per km²
126
Population
354'400
Percentage of foreigners
28,1%
GDP in millions
28'776
Admission to confederation
1803
Number of municipalities
115
Unemployment rate in %
3,5%
Active population
157'700
Percentage of agricultural area
18,7%