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.
Lake Lugano, near Lugano, Switz.—R.G. EvertsRapho/Photo Researchers
Variants of LUGANO, LAKE
Lugano, Lake or Lago Ceresio
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