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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.
Ilanz is a city in the canton of Grisons, Switzerland. It is known within Switzerland as being the first town on the Rhine. The Rhine headwaters gather here to become the valley of the Vorderrhein. The population of the town as of December 2003 was 2338. The total area of the town is 4.5 square kilometers. The town has an elevation of about 699 meters above the sea level. Ilanz is the market town of the surrounding district of Surselva. It is actually a part of the Kreis Ilanz. The town of Ilanz is one of the preeminent, historical and potential tourism destinations that are located in the canton of Grisons in Switzerland.
Presently, Ilanz 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. Ilanz, justifiably so, enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers, and is one of the most visited place.

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