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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.
Avenches is a locality and a Swiss municipality of the Canton of Vaud, situated in the district of Avenches, of which it is the capital. It has a population of 2699 and a total surface area of 17.5 square kilometers. Avenches is located on a hill, isolated in the Broye valley, 12 kilometers north-west of Fribourg. The village Donatyre, south of Avenches, belongs to the municipality of Avenches, partly until 2006, and entirely since the municipality of Donatyre merged with Avenches. Avenches is built on the site of the Roman town Aventicum, which was the most important in Switzerland. Avenches has 2699 inhabitants for 17.5 square kilometers.
A city known for its historic myths and traditions, scenic beauty, luxurious hotels and cottages, Avenches 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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