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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 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.
Orbe is a small town in the canton of Vaud, Switzerland. The town lies on the river of the same name and has around 5,100 inhabitants. It is the seat of the District of Orbe counting 19,000 inhabitants. The town has a coffee factory owned by Nestle producing and shipping worldwide the famous Nespresso, a marionette museum, late-Gothic church and fantastic Roman mosaics and ruins. The population of the town as of 2003 was 5063. The total area of the town is 12.04 square kilometers.
The Roman Mosaics in the town are composed of several hundreds of pieces on the floor of the original site which was once part of an extremely large Roman villa, a real palace belonging to a rich but unknown landowner. The villa in the town was built in approximately 160 A.D., Anno Domini and abandoned around the year 270 A.D.
Orbe is also known as the town of best geographical environment and the exotic locations. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and can also enjoy its natural beauty concealed by the beautiful landscapes.

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