The Valle Verzasca is a valley in the Locarno district of the Canton of Ticino, Switzerland. It comprises the municipalities of Mergoscia, Vogorno, Corippo, Lavertezzo, Brione, Gerra, Frasco, and Sonogno. As of 2004, the total population of 3,200. Mergoscia is at the geographical center of the Ticino, and none of the passes out of the valley cross cantonal or national borders. The valley is formed by the Verzasca River and is situated between the Leventina and the Maggia and culminates at Pizzo Barone.
Located between the Leventina and the Valle Maggia valleys, Valle Verzasca extends over a length of 25 kilometres in north–south direction, and is situated in the north of the Lago Maggiore. The valley floor is at about 500 metres to 900 metres above sea level. The surrounding mountains respectively passes have an average altitude of 2,400 metres . The Valley is crossed by the Verzasca river, it is dammed at the southernly outlet of the Valley, forming the Lago di Vogorno, before it flows in the Magadino plain in the vicinity of the Ticino River in the Lago Maggiore.
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