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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: BBC NewsThu, 02 Jul 2015 00:16:13 -0700
Fifa arrests: US asks Switzerland to extradite officials

The United States has asked Switzerland to extradite seven Fifa officials arrested on corruption charges in May, the Swiss authorities say. Formal extradition requests were submitted on Wednesday, the Swiss Federal Office of Justice (FOJ) said. The ...   read full story

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Publisher: NPRThu, 02 Jul 2015 07:15:00 -0700
U.S. Seeks Extradition Of 7 FIFA Officials From Switzerland read full story
Publisher: The GuardianThu, 02 Jul 2015 01:07:20 -0700
US asks Switzerland to extradite seven Fifa officials read full story
Publisher: Los Angeles TimesThu, 02 Jul 2015 00:48:46 -0700
US asks Switzerland for extradition of 7 FIFA officials read full story
Publisher: NBCSports.comThu, 02 Jul 2015 04:37:30 -0700
US ask Switzerland to extradite seven FIFA officials read full story
Publisher: The IndependentThu, 02 Jul 2015 00:33:50 -0700
Fifa corruption: United States asks Switzerland extradite seven Fifa officials ... read full story


Publisher: Bloomberg ViewWed, 01 Jul 2015 23:00:00 -0700
Switzerland's Currency Conundrum

One topic currently dominates Swiss financial circles: Having abandoned its efforts to prevent the franc from appreciating beyond 1.20 to the euro, what does the Swiss central bank have left in its toolbox to prevent an economy-crushing drift toward ...   read full story


Publisher: Boston GlobeWed, 01 Jul 2015 13:20:48 -0700
Biogen plans $1 billion plant in Switzerland

The Cambridge biotechnology giant Biogen Inc. plans to invest $1 billion in a new manufacturing plant in northern Switzerland that would triple the company's global capacity to produce large protein-based drugs known as biologics. The plan, which is ...   read full story

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Publisher: FiercePharmaWed, 01 Jul 2015 07:04:38 -0700
Biogen to build $1B plant, add 400 jobs in Switzerland read full story
Publisher: BioPharma-Reporter.comThu, 02 Jul 2015 03:52:30 -0700
Biogen looks to build $1.1bn manufacturing plant in Switzerland read full story
Publisher: FiercePharma ManufacturingWed, 01 Jul 2015 13:03:45 -0700
Biogen embarks on major manufacturing expansion read full story
Publisher: WallStreet.orgThu, 02 Jul 2015 08:45:00 -0700
What to Make of Biogen Inc's (NASDAQ:BIIB) New Plant read full story


Publisher: UEFA.comWed, 01 Jul 2015 14:33:28 -0700
Swiss knock out Germany to make first final - News - UEFA.com

Arfaoui finished superbly Switzerland's last opportunity of an engaging Reykjavik semi-final just when a second last-four shoot-out of the day seemed inevitable. The No18 pounced on Alisha Lehmann's assist following a left-wing cross from Nathalie ...   read full story

Switzerland Tweets

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From @swissbusiness on Thu Jul 02 12:30:14 EDT 2015 Switzerland: US seeks extradition of 7 FIFA officials - U.S. News & World Report http://t.co/LoHcihCCAZ
From @ankurpatel62 on Thu Jul 02 12:30:07 EDT 2015 RT @stevenbastian: CNN: United States seeks extradition of 7 FIFA officials from Switzerland http://t.co/QawbtzJfjF #FIFA
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From @_DoRiY_ on Thu Jul 02 12:30:00 EDT 2015 @RubyRose will you ever come to switzerland??? i really like your music???
From @NelsonMunywoki on Thu Jul 02 12:29:59 EDT 2015 RT @cnnbrk: U.S. asks Switzerland to extradite 7 high-ranking FIFA officials suspected of taking bribes. http://t.co/dkVr93dqM3
From @visp100 on Thu Jul 02 12:29:58 EDT 2015 RT @SwissHockeyNews: NLB: Thanks to the Cup - Balanced financial result for EHC Visp in 2014-15 #EHCVisp #NLB http://t.co/em05DEwyHV
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