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Ticino
Pavia Ponte Coperto.JPG
The river Ticino and the Old Bridge of Pavia
(medieval in date)
Countries Switzerland, Italy
Physical characteristics
Main source Val Bedretto, Ticino, Switzerland
about 2,200 m (7,200 ft)
River mouth River Po, south-east of Pavia, Italy
Length 248 km (154 mi)
Discharge
Basin features
Basin size 7,228 km2 (2,791 sq mi)
Pavia ponte coperto sul Ticino
A covered bridge over the Ticino, in Pavia

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.

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