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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.
Sargans is a locality in Switzerland located in the northeastern Swiss canton of St. Gallen. Sargans is well-known for its castle, which has an age preceding the founding of the Swiss Confederation in 1291. The locality of Sargans has a population of 4927 as of January 2004.
Transportation-wise, Sargans is an important regional node. The A3 national motorway ends at Sargans. The north portion towards St. Margrethen and the east portion towards Landquart, Chur, San Bernardino and ultimately Bellinzona are all part of the A13 national motorway. The trains heading towards the north St. Gallen, east toward Chur and Ticino and toward Austria, all pass through Sargans. Buses heading towards Liechtenstein also leave Sargans.
Sargans is a city known for its culture, exotic locations, scenic beauty, cooperative people and luxurious hotels and cottages. Sargans is one of the favorite holiday destinations for most of the vacation lovers.

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