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Switzerland. Canton Ticino. Corippo lies in the Verzasca valley. René Debon has dual nationalities, swiss and american, and has been living in Corippo since his retirement. With a population of just 16, Corippo is the smallest municipality in Switzerland. Despite this, it possesses the trappings of communities many times its size such as its own coat of arms and a town council consisting of three local citizens. A town council is a democratically elected form of government for small municipalities. A council may serve as both the representative and executive branch. The village has maintained its status as an independent entity since its incorporation in 1822. The flag of Switzerland consists of a red flag with a white cross (a bold, equilateral cross) in the centre. 8.05.13 © 2013 Didier Ruef?