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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.
The city of Schwyz is the capital of the Canton of Schwyz, Switzerland. As of 2003, its population was 14,163 with the area of 53.17 square kilometers. The name Schwyz is first attested in 972 as Suittes, connected with a legendary Alamannic leader Suito said to have settled in the area in the 7th century. The name was extended to the area dominated by Schwyz and later to the entire Old Swiss Confederacy while other cantons tended to resent this in the 15th century.
A city known for its historic myths and traditions, scenic beauty, cooperative people and luxurious hotels and cottages, Schwyz is one of the favorite holiday destinations for most of the vacation lovers.

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