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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.
Koniz is a city in the region of Berne, Switzerland, lying to the south of the city of Berne. Koniz lies to the south of Berne. In 2003, the population of the city was 37, 955 inhabitants and is the fourth biggest municipality in the region of Berne and is the twelfth largest overall in Switzerland. It covers an area of 51 square kilometers. The city is the biggest urban municipality in Switzerland.
The current municipality has long been inhabited; there have been a number of Bronze- and Iron Age finds, as well as roman villas and early middle ages graveyards. The Koniz commendam was materialized in 1528 during the Bernese Reformation, but was given back to the order in 1552 after pressure from the catholic cantons. The city of Koniz in its present form came into being in 1846.
Koniz is an attractive city with natural beauty and historical places, while traveling in Switzerland. It is a city with endless recreational opportunities, rich history, and modern day luxuries.

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