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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.
Sion is a city in Switzerland, on the Rhone River. It is located in the Swiss district of Valais, of which it is the capital. In 2002, the population of the city was 27,700 and an area of 25.6 square kilometers. Sion is the capital of canton Valais, an attractive and beautiful town with a remarkably long history, and archeological evidence points to the site having been inhabited during Neolithic times.
Sion is the kind of town you daydream about. It is a city with endless recreational opportunities, rich history, and modern day luxuries.

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