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St. Gallen

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.
St. Gallen is the capital of the Canton of St. Gallen in Switzerland. It evolved from the hermitage of Saint Gall founded in the 7th century. Currently it is a big urban agglomeration with around 150000 inhabitants and presents the center of eastern Switzerland. The city mainly relies on services for its economic base. The area of the city is 39.41 square kilometers.
The main tourist attraction is the Abbey of St. Gall, which belongs with its renowned library to the UNESCO, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization cultural heritage. The city has good transport links to the rest of the country and to neighbouring Germany and Austria. It is one of the highest cities in Switzerland and can receive quite a lot of snow in winter. The town is well situated between the Lake of Constance and the mountains of the Alpstein and therefore offers outstanding recreation areas nearby.
St. Gallen is famous for its university, aptly named University of St. Gallen. It is the number one school for business and management in German-speaking Europe and one of the top addresses worldwide. St. Gallen is strongly tied to the national Swiss Federal Railways net and has intercity connections to Zurich and the Zurich International Airport very half an hour. It is a city with endless recreational opportunities, rich history, and modern day luxuries.
St. Gallen 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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