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Facts about switzerland

Switzerland is a landlocked country of 8.5 million people in Western Europe with an area of 41,280 km2. Switzerland is a federal republic, consisting of 26 states known as cantons. Bern is the seat of the federal government and de facto capital, while the country’s economic centres are its two global cities, Geneva and especially Zurich.


Switzerland is bordered by Germany, France, Italy, Austria and Liechtenstein. Switzerland is multilingual and has four official languages: German, French, Italian and Romansh. Switzerland has a long history of neutrality – it has not been at war since 1815 – and hosts many international organizations, including the Red Cross, the WTO and one of the two U.N.’s European offices.

Captial: Bern
Location: 46' 57'N, 7'27'E
Largest city: Zurich
Official languages: German, French, Italian, Romansh
Government: Direct democracy
Area: 41,280 km2
Population: 8.5 million (2019)

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