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Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a landlocked Alpine country in Central Europe. It had been a federation, since 1848, 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. Switzerland comprises three basic topographical areas namely the Swiss Alps, the Swiss plateau, and the Jura Mountains. Switzerland has four official languages, German in the north and centre, French to the west, Italian in the south and Romansh in the southeast. Switzerland has a strong economy in finance and banking, and a long and strong tradition of political and military neutrality.
Munsingen is a municipality in the district of Konolfingen of the Canton of Bern, a canton located in west-central Switzerland. The village lies on the River Aar between the cities of Bern and Thun. As of 2002 it had a population of 10,727 residents living within an area of 8.5 square kilometers. It is situated at an altitude of 541 meters above sea level.
Munsingen developed from a Celtic village first settled in around 400 BC, Before Christ. The origin of the name is unclear, though attributed to the Alamanni, originally an alliance of Germanic tribes located around the upper Main, land that is today part of Germany. Around the year 1000, Munsingen belonged to the royal court of Upper Burgundy. In the 13th and 14th centuries Munsingen came under the lordship of the Senn knights from whom the present arms of the municipality are derived. As an important gathering-place during the Peasants' War, and in the ensuing process of democratization, Munsingen played a major part in the history of the canton of Bern. Its main attractions include the Schloss Munsingen and the Ole, Oils.
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