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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.
The Swiss town of Illnau-Effretikon is situated between Zurich and Winterthur. The main divisions of the town are Effretikon, Illnau, Bisikon and Ottikon. The city’s population was 15021 as of December 2005, area is 25.28 square kilometers and the region is elevated at 516 meters. Illnau and Effretikon were first mentioned in writing in 745 AD. In the beginning the name of the commune was Illnau, but with the population of Effretikon became much larger than the population of Illnau, the name was changed to Illnau-Effretikon in the year 1973.
A city known for its historic myths and traditions, scenic beauty, luxurious hotels and cottages, Illnau-Effretikon is one of the favorite holiday destinations for most of the vacation lovers.

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