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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.
Yverdon-les-Bains is a town in Switzerland. It is located in the centre of the French-speaking region of Switzerland in the Canton of Vaud. In 2003, the city population was 23,595 and area is 11.26 square kilometers. Yverdon is located in the heart of a natural setting formed by the Jura Mountains, the plains of the Orbe, the hills of the Broye and the Lake Neuchatel. It is the second most important town in the Canton of Vaud. It is famous for its thermal springs and is an important regional centre for commerce and tourism.
The heights nearby Yverdon seem to have been settled at least since the Neolithic Age about 5000 BC, Before Christ, as present archeologic evidence shows. The town was at that time only a small market place, at the crossroads of terrestrial and fluvial communication ways. People began to settle, at first in temporary huts at the water-front, for fishers and merchants, then in permanent dwellings. Their famous buildings and locations such as Benno Besson Theatrethe Menhirs-Statues, including the stone rows at Clendy, dating as far back as the third millennium BC, the Castrum, remains of gigantic ramparts and towers from the Roman era, the thermal springs, the thirteenth-century castle, and Town Hall Gallery etc.
Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. Yverdon-les-Bains enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers.

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