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is a municipality in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland. Located at an elevation of 372 m (1,220 ft), it spans over 111.09 sq km (42.89 sq mi) and has a population of 2,500 people (2012 estimate). The municipality was formed in 2004 from bringing together the villages of Maggia, Moghegno, Aurigeno, Giumaglio, Someo and Lodano under a single administration.
The majority of the population of Maggia speak Italian (88%), followed by German (6.9%). Roman Catholic is the main religion here (80.4%) compared to just 4.7% attending the Swiss Reformed Church.
The history of Maggia goes back to 1200, when it first appeared as de madia
. Human habitation here goes back further, as graves from the Roman period have also been recovered.
The nearest city from Maggia is Locarno
. From there, take the country road Via Cantonale to reach Maggia.
Sights & Attractions in Maggia
- Centoscalini Church
- Maggia River bank
- Santa Maria Maggiore Church
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