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Facts about Switzerland

Administrative divisions: 26 cantons (cantons , singular - canton in French; cantoni , singular - cantone in Italian; Kantone , singular - Kanton in German); Aargau , Appenzell Ausser-Rhoden , Appenzell Inner-Rhoden , Basel-Landschaft , Basel-Stadt , Bern , Fribourg , Geneve , Glarus , Graubunden , Jura , Luzern , Neuchatel , Nidwalden , Obwalden , Sankt Gallen , Schaffhausen , Schwyz , Solothurn , Thurgau , Ticino , Uri , Valais , Vaud , Zug , Zurich
Area: total: 41 ,290 sq km land: 39 ,770 sq km water: 1 ,520 sq km
Background: The Swiss Confederation was founded in 1291 as a defensive alliance among three cantons. In succeeding years , other localities joined the original three. The Swiss Confederation secured its independence from the Holy Roman Empire in 1499. A constitution of 1848 , subsequently modified in 1874 , replaced the confederation with a centralized federal government. Switzerland's sovereignty and neutrality have long been honored by the major European powers , and the country was not involved in either of the two World Wars. The political and economic integration of Europe over the past half century , as well as Switzerland's role in many UN and international organizations , has strengthened Switzerland's ties with its neighbors. However , the country did not officially become a UN member until 2002. Switzerland remains active in many UN and international organizations but retains a strong commitment to neutrality.
Flag description: red square with a bold , equilateral white cross in the center that does not extend to the edges of the flag
Capital: name: Bern geographic coordinates: 46 57 N , 7 26 E time difference: UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington , DC during Standard Time) daylight saving time: +1hr , begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October
Climate: temperate , but varies with altitude; cold , cloudy , rainy/snowy winters; cool to warm , cloudy , humid summers with occasional showers
Currency code:
Ethnic groups: German 65% , French 18% , Italian 10% , Romansch 1% , other 6%
Geographic coordinates: 47 00 N , 8 00 E
Geography note: landlocked; crossroads of northern and southern Europe; along with southeastern France , northern Italy , and southwestern Austria , has the highest elevations in the Alps
Government type: formally a confederation but similar in structure to a federal republic
Imports partners: Germany 27.7% , Italy 10.2% , US 9.4% , France 7.9% , UK 4.3% , Belgium 4.2% (2007)
Internet country code: .ch
Land boundaries: 0 km (landlocked)
Neighbouring countries: total: 1 ,852 km border countries: Austria 164 km , France 573 km , Italy 740 km , Liechtenstein 41 km , Germany 334 km
Languages: German (official) 63.7% , French (official) 20.4% , Italian (official) 6.5% , Serbo-Croatian 1.5% , Albanian 1.3% , Portuguese 1.2% , Spanish 1.1% , English 1% , Romansch (official) 0.5% , other 2.8% (2000 census) note: German , French , Italian , and Romansch are all national and official languages
Location: Central Europe , east of France , north of Italy
Map references: Europe
National holiday: Founding of the Swiss Confederation , 1 August (1291)
Nationality: noun: Swiss (singular and plural) adjective: Swiss
Natural hazards: avalanches , landslides , flash floods
Population: 7 ,581 ,520 (July 2008 est.)
Religions: Roman Catholic 41.8% , Protestant 35.3% , Muslim 4.3% , Orthodox 1.8% , other Christian 0.4% , other 1% , unspecified 4.3% , none 11.1% (2000 census)
Terrain: mostly mountains (Alps in south , Jura in northwest) with a central plateau of rolling hills , plains , and large lakes
Unemployment rate: 2.8% (2007 est.)

Capital of Swiss Confederation

Bern (click to view Bern map)

Places in Switzerland

Browse the most comprehensive and up-to-date online directory of administrative regions and Street views in Switzerland. Regions are sorted in alphabetical order from level 1 to level 2 and eventually up to level 3 regions.

Argovia Canton (153 google map locations)
Basel-City Canton (6 google map locations)
Basel-Country Canton (59 google map locations)
Bern Canton (476 google map locations)
Fribourg Canton (129 google map locations)
Geneva Canton (49 google map locations)
Glarus Canton (38 google map locations)
Grisons Canton (416 google map locations)
Inner Rhodes Canton (8 google map locations)
Jura Canton (51 google map locations)
Lucerne Canton (104 google map locations)
Neuchâtel Canton (51 google map locations)
Nidwald Canton (18 google map locations)
Obwald Canton (33 google map locations)
Outer Rhodes Canton (19 google map locations)
Schaffhausen Canton (27 google map locations)
Schwyz Canton (52 google map locations)
Solothurn Canton (73 google map locations)
St. Gall Canton (133 google map locations)
Thurgovia Canton (95 google map locations)
Ticino Canton (277 google map locations)
Uri Canton (62 google map locations)
Valais Canton (281 google map locations)
Vaud Canton (230 google map locations)
Zug Canton (16 google map locations)
Zürich Canton (192 google map locations)

Random cities in Switzerland

Bern, the capital city of Switzerland.

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