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A river, about 248 km (154 mi) long, of southern Switzerland and northern Italy flowing generally southward to the Po River. Hannibal defeated the Romans along the banks of the river in 218 bc.


(Italian tiˈtʃiːno)
1. (Placename) a canton in S Switzerland: predominantly Italian-speaking and Roman Catholic; mountainous. Capital: Bellinzona. Pop: 314 600 (2002 est). Area: 2810 sq km (1085 sq miles). German name: Tessin
2. (Placename) a river in S central Europe, rising in S central Switzerland and flowing southeast and west to Lake Maggiore, then southeast to the River Po. Length: 248 km (154 miles)


(tɪˈtʃi noʊ)

a canton in S Switzerland. 395,199; 1086 sq. mi. (2813 sq. km). Cap.: Bellinzona. French and German, Tessin.
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Noun1.Ticino - an Italian-speaking region of southern SwitzerlandTicino - an Italian-speaking region of southern Switzerland
Schweiz, Suisse, Svizzera, Swiss Confederation, Switzerland - a landlocked federal republic in central Europe
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For example, the president of the Muslim League of Canton Ticino, Gasmi Slaheddine, called for the foundation of an Islamic political party in Switzerland one week after the vote.
The church of Vice-Morcate in the Canton Ticino with its apple-blossoms
Swiss International will be serving its long-haul First and Business Class guests specialities from SwitzerlandOs Canton Ticino for the next three months.
CPLG will be responsible for product merchandising, publishing, promotions and direct to retail strategy for multiple territories that include Italy, including Canton Ticino, San Marino, Vatican Cit, United Kingdom and Eire, Spain, Portugal and Japan.
000 CHF to 11 young students living in the Canton Ticino who study in the chemical and pharmaceutical sectors; the scholarships are awarded to those students who attend the Federal Polytechnic or a Swiss university in one of the above-mentioned fields.
Bears by nature are not aggressive and have no natural enemies," says Marzio Barelli, a local historian in Canton Ticino, "but they were hunted by men who perceived them as a threat to their herds.