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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.
Delemont is a Swiss city and the capital of the district of Jura. The city has around 12,000 inhabitants as of 2004. Delemont hosts the Parliament and Government of the Canton, as well as the Jurassian museum. An ancient town first mentioned in 737, Delemont retains much of its medieval centre and is an atmospheric place to stop over for an afternoon or a day. Its main historical claim to fame was as the summer residence of the prince-bishops of nearby Basel from the middle ages through to the revolution.

A city known for its historic myths and traditions, scenic beauty, cooperative people and luxurious hotels and cottages, Delemont is one of the favorite holiday destinations for most of the vacation lovers.

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