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Solothurn

Solothurn is the capital of the Canton of Solothurn[?] in Switzerland. The city is Switzerland's largest Baroque City. The old town was built between 1530 and 1792 and shows an architectural combination of Italian Grandezza, French style and Swiss ideas.

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Geography

Situated at the river Aare.

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History

14 - 37 foundation of the celtic Salodurum

932 foundation of the St. Ursenstifts (Burgundian King Bertha)

1218 Solothurn becomes a free city

1481 Solothurn becomes a new member of the old Switzerland

1530 - 1792 the French Ambassador has his seat in Solothurn

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