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Helvetia

(hĕlvĕ`shə), region of central Europe, occupying the plateau between the Alps and the Jura mts. The name is derived from the Roman term for its inhabitants, the predominantly Celtic Helvetii, who were defeated (58 B.C.) at Bibracte by Julius Caesar in the Gallic WarsGallic Wars
, campaigns in Gaul led by Julius Caesar in his two terms as proconsul of Cisalpine Gaul, Transalpine Gaul, and Illyricum (58 B.C.–51 B.C.). Caesar's first campaign was to prevent the Helvetii (who lived N of the Lake of Geneva) from crossing the Roman
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. The Helvetii later prospered under Roman rule; their achievements are evidenced by the remains at AvenchesAvenches
, anc. Aventicum, town, Vaud canton, W Switzerland. During the 1st and 2d cent. A.D., Avenches flourished under the Romans as the chief town of Helvetia.
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. Helvetia corresponds roughly to the western part of modern Switzerland, and the name is still used in poetic reference to that country and on its postage stamps.

Helvetia

1. the Latin name for Switzerland
2. a Roman province in central Europe (1st century bc to the 5th century ad), corresponding to part of S Germany and parts of W and N Switzerland
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With its new sales structure, launched at the start of 2009, Helvetia will aim at further growth in Austria, Helvetia Austria's CEO Burkhard Gantenbein and sales director Werner Panhauser said.
THE newly-restored 19th-century Hotel Helvetia, in the little town of Porretta Terme, has a stunning spa carved out of the rock-face with a hydro-massage pool, waterfalls, calidarium and hammam housed within a stone grotto.
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