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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.
Muri bei Bern is a municipality in the Bern administrative district of the canton of Bern, Switzerland. As of 2005 it had a population 12,334 living within an area of 7.6 square kilometers. The municipality is clearly divided into two parts. The towns are known as Muri, which has been the name to the municipality for a long time and Gumligen. The highest point is 727 meters above sea level on the Dentenberg Mountain and the lowest point is 508 meters above sea level at the Aare River.
Archaeological finds at Schlosshugel in 1832 unearthed show that Muri was already settled in the era of the Roman Empire. Muri belonged to the dominion of Geristein, in 1298, with holdings consisting of the four so-called parishes of Bolligen, Muri, Stettlen, and Vechigen. As the emerging Bern conquered the territories, it left its municipalities untouched, beginning the long-standing tradition of municipal autonomy.
In January 2003, the trade and industry association of the canton of Bern ranked 51 major municipalities for favorable economic practices, Muri led the list and is known as a tax haven within the canton. The areas designated Gumligen Station and Gumligen Field as the current centers of development within the canton. Within the municipality there are six primary schools. There are also two private schools, which conduct classes in English.
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