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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.
Monthey is a well known tourist destination in Switzerland and is admired for its historic myths and traditions, scenic beauty, cooperative people and luxurious hotels and cottages. The city is located in the canton of Valais on the west side of the Rhone valley, south to the Lake Geneva.
Presently, Monthey has grown to an important industrial place with the former chemical company Ciba-Geigy and the metallurgical company Giovanola. The city is close to the famous winter sports region, the Portes du Soleil. Since the intense urbanization in the city, the population in Monthey has grown up to 15,118 inhabitants as of 2004 census.
A thousand surprising discoveries, great kids hotels, excellent family resorts, one country, Monthey is a truly unique adventure playground for all those who want more than just the seaside, who want more originality, and authenticity, more variety and more family fun. Here, everything is just around the corner and nothing is closer than pure enjoyment.

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