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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.
Stafa is a small town near Rapperswil, Switzerland located on the north bank of the lake of Zurich. In the local dialect it is called Stafe. The villages of Kehlhof and Uerikon are politically part of the town. Stafa is linked with the German poet Goethe who once stayed overnight in the town. In 2003, Stafa population was 12,305 and the total area of the city is 8.59 square kilometers. The town is well known for its cultural centre Rossli, located near the lake shore. Wine production is still important, particularly white wine.
A city known for its historic myths and traditions, scenic beauty, cooperative people and luxurious hotels and cottages, Stafa is one of the favorite holiday destinations for most of the vacation lovers.

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