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Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a landlocked Alpine country in Central Europe. The country, which borders Germany to the north, France to the west, Italy to the south, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east, was historically a confederation, and has been a federation since 1848. Switzerland is a federation of relatively autonomous cantons, some of which have a history of confederacy that goes back more than seven hundred years, arguably putting them among the world's oldest surviving republics. With an area of forty one thousand two hundred and eighty five square kilometers, Switzerland is a relatively small country. Switzerland comprises three basic topographical areas namely the Swiss Alps, the Swiss plateau, and the Jura Mountains. Switzerland has four official languages namely German, French, Italian and Romansh.
Ascona is a town of approximately 5,000 people in southern Switzerland, on the shore of Lake Maggiore in the canton of Ticino. It has a population of 5057 and a total surface area of 5.0 square kilometers. The town is a popular tourism destination, and holds a yearly jazz festival known as the New Orleans Jazz Festival Ascona.
A large number of artist, anarchist and other famous people have been attracted by this hill. These include Hermann Hesse, Carl Jung, Erich Maria Remarque, Hugo Ball, Else Lasker-Schuler, Stephan George, Isadora Duncan, Carl Eugen Keel, Paul Klee, Rudolf Steiner, Mary Wigman, Max Piccard, Ernst Toller, Henri van de Velde, Fanny von Reventlow, Rudolf Laban, Frieda and Else von Richthofen, Otto Gross, Erich Muhsam and Gustav Stresemann.
A city known for its historic myths and traditions, scenic beauty, luxurious hotels and cottages, Ascona is one of the favorite holiday destinations for most of the vacation lovers. It is also considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism destination that enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers to become one of the most visited places.

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