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Village of Rasa in Centovalli, Switzerland
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Centovalli is a municipality in the canton of Ticino in southeastern Switzerland, near the border with Italy. It was created in 2009 by merging the former municipalities of Borgnone, Intragna and Palagnedra. Located 708 m (2,323 ft) above sea level, it today spans over 51.39 sq km (19.84 sq mi) and has a population of 1,100 people (2012 estimate).

Of the disparate municipalities that form Centovalli, Borgnone is probably the oldest, having first been mention in 1354. However the existence of pre-Roman graves indicates human presence in Intragna going back to the 1st Millennium BC.

In Borgnone, Intragna and Palagnedra, the most commonly spoken language is Italian. The majority of the population are Roman Catholic, with a much smaller proportion belonging to the Swiss Reformed Church.

Today the Church of San Michele and its piazza are listed as a Swiss heritage site of national significance. The villages of Borgnone, Costa, Golino, Intragna, Lionza, Palagnedra, Rasa, Verdasio and Bordei are also listed in the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites.

Visiting Centovalli

Sights & Attractions in Centovalli

  1. Church of Beata Vergine dell'Assunta
  2. Church of San Michele

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