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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 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.
Burgdorf is the largest city in the Emmental, Canton of Bern, Switzerland and is the capital of the district of the same name. In 1175 the town was first mentioned. In 1384, the city of Berne purchased Burgdorf. In the city, several engine works and a professional school for technology and architecture have their seat. The city’s population was 14846 in 2003.
The city’s major attraction points include The old town centre, with alleyways, squares and many historical buildings, Late Gothic church established in 1471, The Schloss Burgdorf which is a castle, The Badi which means public swimming pool. People associated with the city are Max Schneckenburger, the poet, lived and died there, John Mbiti, the African theologian and philosopher, is a Christian minister in Burgdorf and Martin Gerber, NHL, National Hockey League goalie.
A city known for its historic myths and traditions, scenic beauty, luxurious hotels and cottages, Burgdorf is one of the favorite holiday destinations for most of the vacation lovers.

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