Contest #161 answer: Lago di Lei, Swiss/Italian border

In the Valle di Lei, an Italian uninhabited valley in the Alps, lies the Lago di Lei, where the Italians constructed a hydropower dam in the years 1957-1961.


In an Italian/Swiss exchange of territory in 1962-1963, just after the completion, the dam and power station was assigned to Switserland.

I could not find more information about the backgrounds of this border rearrangement, so if anyone here can shine more light on this matter, please feel free to do so in the comments.

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5 Replies to “Contest #161 answer: Lago di Lei, Swiss/Italian border”

  1. Here is the bilateral treaty on the exchange of territory in German. (GoogleTranslate provides a fairly good translation for those who don’t speak German)

  2. @Lawnboy: I am sorry if I missed something, but your answer: ‘the enclave of Campione d’Italia’ is not the spot where Contest #161 was pointing at.
    Your answer is some 70 km SSW and located at: 45.97, 8.97. That is why I did not award you with a right answer.

    Please correct me if I am wrong.

  3. Oh. I pulled that phrase from the site I linked to, which shows the same location.

    I was going by that description, but I didn’t independently verify it.


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