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Verscio

Verscio is a former municipality in the district of Locarno in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland. The municipalities of Cavigliano, Tegna and Verscio merged on 14 April 2013 into the new municipality of Terre di Pedemonte.GeographyBefore the merger, Verscio had a total area of 3.1km2. Of this area, 0.47km2 or 15.7% is used for agricultural purposes, while 1.96km2 or 65.3% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 0.33km2 or 11.0% is settled (buildings or roads), 0.12km2 or 4.0% is either rivers or lakes and 0.25km2 or 8.3% is unproductive land.Of the built up area, housing and buildings made up 7.3% and transportation infrastructure made up 1.3%. Power and water infrastructure as well as other special developed areas made up 1.3% of the area Out of the forested land, 58.7% of the total land area is heavily forested and 5.0% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 4.0% is used for growing crops, while 4.3% is used for orchards or vine crops and 7.3% is used for alpine pastures. All the water in the municipality is flowing water. Of the unproductive areas, 7.3% is unproductive vegetation.DemographicsVerscio had a population of 1,091. As of 2008, 14.3% of the population are resident foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has changed at a rate of 25%.Most of the population speaks Italian, with German being second most common and French being third . Of the Swiss national languages, 146 speak German, 28 people speak French, 680 people speak Italian, and 6 people speak Romansh. The remainder speak another language.
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