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Vira is a former municipality in the district of Locarno in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland.On 25 April 2010, the former municipalities of Caviano, Contone, Gerra Gambarogno, Indemini, Magadino, Piazzogna, San Nazzaro, Sant'Abbondio and Vira Gambarogno merged in the new municipality of Gambarogno.GeographyVira has an area, of 11.99km2. Of this area, 0.53km2 or 4.4% is used for agricultural purposes, while 10.39km2 or 86.7% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 0.56km2 or 4.7% is settled, 0.14km2 or 1.2% is either rivers or lakes and 0.51km2 or 4.3% is unproductive land.Of the built up area, housing and buildings made up 3.0% and transportation infrastructure made up 1.7%. Out of the forested land, 73.1% of the total land area is heavily forested, while 11.8% is covered in small trees and shrubbery and 1.8% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 1.3% is used for growing crops and 3.0% is used for alpine pastures. All the water in the municipality is flowing water. Of the unproductive areas, 3.2% is unproductive vegetation and 1.1% is too rocky for vegetation.Coat of armsThe blazon of the municipal coat of arms is Bendy wavy of eight argent and azure and overall on a base of an anchor sable three mullets of five or.Vira is in Lake Maggiore. Put Vira at the heart of your travel plans by using our Switzerland journey builder website.
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