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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 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.
One of the favorite tourist destinations in Switzerland is Eglisau. Standing as the municipality in the district of Bulach, in the canton of Zurich, Eglisau is admired for its quantity of cultural related attractions and monuments that the city has embraced. It lies on the northern bank of river Rhine and close to the German border. Eglisau is also surrounded by the developing municipalities of Seglingen and Tossriederen.
The oldest received documentary mentions that in the 1463 century, Eglisau came under the rule of baron Bernhard Gradner who was an Austrian aristocrat. The old part of town medieval in the core is in its basic plant this very day recognizable and kept good. Today, this small town has grown to a municipality and possesses a total land area of 9.07 square kilometers and a population of 3363 inhabitants as of December 2005.
Presently, Eglisau experiences a sharp social, economic and population growth derivative of the strategic position of the locality and the high level of well-being and quality of life that is enjoyed with respect to other places of Switzerland. This fact has consolidated along with other adjacent municipalities, as a great alternative for residence.

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