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Ascona Introduction 

Ascona is in the district of Locarno, and it is a municipality in the Ticino Canton in the country of Switzerland. 

It is situated on the Lake Maggiore shore. 

The place is a very popular tourist destination, and it has a jazz festival every year called the Ascona Jazz Festival. It has a population of roughly 5,500 people. There is something about being outdoors at a Swiss festival that you never forget. With the music around, the beer on tap, and the interesting, lively people, you feel something special that you’ll never forget. Of course, it helps that you’re surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in the whole world.

Geography 

Ascona has a total area of about 2 square miles. Out of this area, less than one square mile (or 36%) is put to use for agriculture, while less than one square mile (or 33%) is covered in forest. Out of the remainder of the land, about one square mile or 53$ is settled (roads or buildings), 2.5 acres is either lakes or rivers and less than one square mile (or 4%) is unproductive land. 

Out of the area that has been built up, buildings and housing make up about 27% and infrastructure for transportation makes up about 14%. Sports fields, green belts, and parks make up about 11%. Out of the land that is covered in forest, roughly 28% of the whole land area is covered in heavy forest and 5% is covered with little clusters of trees and orchards. Of the land that is put to use for agriculture, 6% is used for crops, while 3% is used for vine crops or orchards and 27% is used for alpine pastures. 100% of the water in Ascona are lakes. Nearly 4% of the land is unproductive vegetation.

Swiss Heritage Sites of National Significance 

There are several heritage sites of national significance in the district. There are three churches, three houses, a park, a complex of houses, a few museums, and a prehistoric settlement.

Demographics 

Ascona has a population of roughly 5,450. Nearly 28% of the population are nationals from a foreign countries. Over the last decade, the population has changed at a 11% rate. 

The majority of the population speaks Italian (66%), and German is the 2nd most commonly spoken language (24%) and Serbo-Croatian is the 3rd most commonly spoken language at about 2.5%.

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