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Glarus 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 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.
Glarus is a canton in east central Switzerland. The capital of the canton is also known as Glarus. There are 25 municipalities in the canton as of July 2006. The population is German speaking and Protestant. The canton of Glarus is dominated by the deep valley of Linth River. The highest peak in the Glarus Alps is the Todi with 3614 meters. Other mountains include the Hausstock and the Glarnisch. There is a large lake called Lake Walen. The total area of the canton of Glarus is 685 square kilometers which about half is considered productive. Forestry is an important branch of industry in the canton.
Presently, Glarus 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. Glarus, justifiably so, enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers, and is one of the most visited place.

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