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Lake Lugano, near Lugano, Switz.—R.G. EvertsRapho/Photo Researchers
Lake in Switzerland and Italy, located between Maggiore and Como lakes. Straddling the border of the two countries, it has an area of 19 sq mi (49 sq km) and a maximum depth of 945 ft (288 m). Between Melide and Bissone, the lake is so shallow that a stone dam across it carries the St. Gotthard railway. The resort town of Lugano, on its shores in Switzerland, is Italian in appearance.
Variants of LUGANO, LAKE
Lugano, Lake or Lago Ceresio
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