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Brig 1

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 700 years, arguably putting them among the world's oldest surviving republics. With an area of 41,285 square kilometres, 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.
Brig is a city in the canton of Valais, Switzerland at 46 degrees 19 minutes North 7 degrees 58 minutes east. The historic town with 5,000 inhabitants is part of the municipality Brig-Glis with 11,600 inhabitants. The name Brig is derived from Briva, or bridge. The railway lines of Bern-Lotschberg-Simplon and Matterhorn-Gotthard-Bahn meet in Brig.
Brig is located close to the Swiss-Italian borders. The language used in every day transactions is a unique German dialect, only used in this particular canton. Brig is popular among winter sport athletes, since it is surounded by many Alp summits. The town itself lies close to Rhone river. Due to the high altitude, the temperatures in winter often remain below zero, resulting in frost. During the summer season, heat can be intense.
The meeting point of the town is the train station, which links it to other Swiss cities. A city known for its historic myths and traditions, scenic beauty, luxurious hotels and cottages, Brig 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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