Liestal - Cities and Other Attractions

The canton has historical evidence of roman settlement in earlier times, there is a site with remains of Augusta Raurica, and the remains are preserved at the museum. The remains are tourist attractions, attracting international and domestic tourists. In pre historic times the canton was part of the Basel city, it was through Napoleon that the canton was able to pull away from the city, although economically Basel was better off.

Basel city is still in control economically and acts as the cultural center. There were efforts to reunite the two cantons, Basel-Landschaft and Basel-Stadt but the people voted against it. Even though the two cantons did not unite they still work together and they have signed a number of agreements together, for example the canton of Basel-Landschaft has played a major role in the development of the University of Basel.











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