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Cevio is the capital of the district of Vallemaggia in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland. On 22 October 2006 Cevio grew by incorporating the villages of Bignasco and Cavergno, previously municipalities in their own right.HistoryCevio is first mentioned in 1335 as Zevio.The municipality has long been the principal town of the district. In 1858 the municipality of Linescio was separated from it.In the fall of 2006, Cavergno and Bignasco were incorporated into the municipality, despite an attempt by Bignasco to resist the incorporation in the courts.GeographyCevio has an area, as of 1997, of 151.42km2. Of this area, 0.59km2 or 0.4% is used for agricultural purposes, while 9.56km2 or 6.3% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 0.76km2 or 0.5% is settled (buildings or roads), 0.89km2 or 0.6% is either rivers or lakes and 2.83km2 or 1.9% is unproductive land.Of the built up area, housing and buildings made up 0.1% and transportation infrastructure made up 0.1%. Out of the forested land, all of the forested land area is covered with heavy forests. Of the agricultural land, 0.2% is used for growing crops. All the water in the municipality is flowing water. Of the unproductive areas, 1.2% is unproductive vegetation.The municipality is located in the Vallemaggia district. It is the center of the Rovana sub-district and is located at the confluence of the Maggia and Rovana rivers. It consists of a number of scattered settlements. Until 1858, the village of Linescio was part of Cevio, and in 2006, the former municipality of Cavergno joined Cevio.
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