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Complete details about Switzerland in Europe with capital city Bern

Country NameSwitzerland (Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera/Svizra)
Country CodeCHE
Capital CityBern
ContinentEurope
RegionWestern Europe
Independence Year1499
Population7160400
Surface Area41284.0
Life Expectancy79.6 years
GNP264478.0 (old 256092.0)
Government FormFederation

Spoken Languages

French [official]     (19.2%)
German [official]     (63.6%)
Italian [official]     (7.7%)
Romansh [official]     (0.6%)

Major Cities

Zürich, Zürich     (population 336800)
Geneve, Geneve     (population 173500)
Basel, Basel-Stadt     (population 166700)
Bern, Bern     (population 122700)
Lausanne, Vaud     (population 114500)

Switzerland's most recent News and Stories



Publisher: MetroThu, 28 Aug 2014 08:25:47 -0700
A drive-in brothel has been launched in Switzerland ? and it comes with social ...

Switzerland, famous for well-made watches, chocolate and cow fighting, now has one more thing to brag about: a drive-in brothel. Fitted with wood-panelled 'sex boxes' and with its own resident social workers and café tables, the drive-in bordello ...   read full story

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Publisher: Daily MailWed, 27 Aug 2014 05:46:29 -0700
Switzerland's drive-thru BROTHELS hailed a success after year-long trial read full story
Publisher: The GuardianTue, 26 Aug 2014 09:43:59 -0700
'Sex drive-in' hailed as success after year-long experiment in Zürich read full story
Publisher: WorldCarFans.comWed, 27 Aug 2014 17:01:06 -0700
'Drive-in Brothel' hailed a success in Switzerland read full story
Publisher: Inquirer.netTue, 26 Aug 2014 09:07:30 -0700
Swiss satisfied by first sex drive-in read full story
Publisher: TNT MagazineThu, 28 Aug 2014 02:33:45 -0700
Drive-thru brothels launched in Switzerland read full story
Publisher: Daily StarThu, 28 Aug 2014 14:56:15 -0700
Switzerland's first drive-thru BROTHEL branded a huge success read full story


Publisher: RTThu, 28 Aug 2014 05:15:24 -0700
?Switzerland mirrors EU sanctions against Russia

Switzerland has issued an expanded sanctions list against Russia which includes 5 banks, several companies and 11 Russian citizens. The move comes as the country doesn't want to be used to bypass European sanctions on Moscow. On Wednesday the ...   read full story

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Publisher: ITAR-TASSThu, 28 Aug 2014 07:48:45 -0700
Moscow says Switzerland mirrors unfriendly steps of US, EU toward Russia read full story
Publisher: RIA NovostiThu, 28 Aug 2014 09:07:30 -0700
Moscow Says Swiss Sanctions Groundless, Contradict Switzerland's Interests read full story
Publisher: FreshPlazaFri, 29 Aug 2014 05:33:45 -0700
Switzerland supports Europe and with further sanctions against Russia read full story
Publisher: ReutersThu, 28 Aug 2014 07:03:45 -0700
Russia calls Switzerland sanctions unfounded and unfriendly read full story


Publisher: Telegraph.co.ukFri, 29 Aug 2014 09:30:00 -0700
Baby dies after being 'forgotten by parent in back of car'

USA · Asia · China · Europe · Middle East · Australasia · Africa · South America · Central Asia · Expat · France · Francois Hollande · Germany · Angela Merkel · Russia · Vladimir Putin · Greece · Spain · Italy · Home»; News»; World News»; Europe ...   read full story

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Publisher: Mirror.co.ukSat, 30 Aug 2014 02:55:40 -0700
Baby died in car 'after parent went to work and forgot to leave child at nursery' read full story
Publisher: BBC NewsSat, 30 Aug 2014 06:41:15 -0700
Swiss baby dies after being forgotten by parent in car read full story
Publisher: International Business Times UKSat, 30 Aug 2014 09:30:00 -0700
Swiss Baby Dies After 'Being Forgotten by Parent in Back of Car' read full story


Publisher: Wall Street JournalWed, 27 Aug 2014 08:00:00 -0700
Switzerland Extends Sanctions on Five Russian Banks

The Federal Council, Switzerland's cabinet, said five Russian banks would be required to get authorization to issue new long-term financial instruments. The Swiss subsidiaries of the banks, however, are exempt from the measures as long as they aren't ...   read full story

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Publisher: swissinfo.chWed, 27 Aug 2014 08:22:30 -0700
Switzerland adopts stricter measures on Russia read full story
Publisher: The Local.chWed, 27 Aug 2014 12:52:30 -0700
Switzerland expands Ukraine crisis blacklist » read full story
Publisher: NaharnetWed, 27 Aug 2014 10:48:45 -0700
Switzerland Expands Blacklist over Ukraine Crisis read full story

Switzerland Tweets

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From @AmandaShutt on Sat Aug 30 20:13:37 EDT 2014 we were in switzerland http://t.co/TdYGhlxGXK
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From @Tokyo961229 on Sat Aug 30 20:13:05 EDT 2014 RT @MariaBoedeker: foggy Bridge, Bern, Switzerland photo via infasion http://t.co/YQO8aCdXKk
From @soph1230 on Sat Aug 30 20:12:51 EDT 2014 RT @GriffinHedger: ???- i bet my life on it that you will become a model in Switzerland??
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From @BobGolen on Sat Aug 30 20:11:48 EDT 2014 RT @MariaBoedeker: foggy Bridge, Bern, Switzerland photo via infasion http://t.co/YQO8aCdXKk
From @fbonacci on Sat Aug 30 20:11:47 EDT 2014 RT @MariaBoedeker: foggy Bridge, Bern, Switzerland photo via infasion http://t.co/YQO8aCdXKk
From @Ayami_Shin on Sat Aug 30 20:11:46 EDT 2014 Photo: sublim-ature: Engadine, Switzerland Roberto Moiola http://t.co/c7PmN5x4lG