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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.
Bellinzona is the capital city of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. The city is famous for its three castles namely Castelgrande, Montebello and Sasso Corbaro, which are now part of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization world heritage. Bellinzona has a population of 17,363 and a total surface area of 19.84 square kilometers.

It is an important stop for major trains heading either north toward Arth-Goldau and Basel or Zurich, or south toward Lugano, Chiasso and Italy or bound for the southwest, Locarno. The A2 and A13 motorways, as well as some main roads, link here, thus making it an important transportational node. The city is also known for its carnival Rabadan.
A city known for its historic myths and traditions, scenic beauty, luxurious hotels and cottages, Bellinzona 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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