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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 kilometres, 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.
Schlieren is a suburb of the city of Zurich and a municipality of the Canton of Zurich, Switzerland. It lies to the south of the river Limmat and west of Zurich. It is part of the city of Zurich Greater Area. According to a 2003 report by the statistics office of the Canton of Zurich, 13,128 inhabitants live in Schlieren of which approximately 42 percent are foreigners. Schlieren is an industrial city.
Until 1415, Schlieren belonged to Habsburg. After the capture of Aargau by the Swiss Confederates it was a part of the county of Baden. In 1803, Schlieren was assigned to the Canton of Zurich. The objects of interest in the city are former gas facility, local museum and several city parks, biggest covered climbing hall in Europe. Schlieren is an attractive city with natural beauty and historical places, while traveling in Switzerland.

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