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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 nation. The nation 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 Erlach. Standing as the capital municipality of the Erlach administrative district of the Canton of Bern, Erlach is admired for its quantity of cultural related attractions and monuments that the city has embraced. This small city lies on Lake Biel at 433 meters above the sea level and embraces the highest point called as Jolimont at 603 meters.
According to the precious historical findings in the city, it can be affirmed that Erlach is known for many years. However, the city has grown tremendously to a total land area of 3.50 square kilometers with a population up to 1,111 inhabitants as of 2005 census. The Saint Peter Island, really a peninsula and worth visiting place, can be reached from Erlach by foot or by bicycle.
Erlach, justifiably so, enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers, and is one of the most visited places. It is also the place of best geographical environment and can trace its origin back to prehistoric times.

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