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Complete details about Switzerland in Europe with capital city Bern

Country NameSwitzerland (Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera/Svizra)
Country CodeCHE
Capital CityBern
RegionWestern Europe
Independence Year1499
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:, 23 Oct 2014 02:48:03 -0700
Country guide: moving to Switzerland

And while Switzerland is at the centre of Europe, it is not a member of the European Union ? so it's not as straightforward for Britons to move there as elsewhere in the Continent. While English is widely spoken and there are many English societies and ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: Daily MailThu, 23 Oct 2014 04:37:30 -0700
Switzerland is world's top destination for expats, New Zealand best for ... read full story
Publisher: NDTVWed, 22 Oct 2014 05:48:01 -0700
Switzerland Best Expat Destination: Survey read full story
Publisher: Economic TimesWed, 22 Oct 2014 15:30:56 -0700
Switzerland top destination for expats, India 9th: Poll read full story
Publisher: Business StandardWed, 22 Oct 2014 03:07:30 -0700
Switzerland top destination for expats: poll read full story
Publisher: Wall Street Journal (blog)Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:29:16 -0700
The Best Places to Be an Expat read full story

Publisher: Wall Street Journal (blog)Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:00:00 -0700
Switzerland Fights Reputation as Cash Stash House

Switzerland, long seen as a place where bank secrecy laws made it a destination for hidden, and sometimes corrupt, cash, is fighting this reputation by playing a leading role in the effort to return stolen state assets. The Alpine country has been ...   read full story

Publisher: Indian ExpressWed, 22 Oct 2014 13:23:08 -0700
India to send 50 names to Switzerland for probe

He had said that since India had confirmed tax violation issues existed for several among the list of 700 HSBC bank account holders, Switzerland should assist with banking transfer and account balance details under provisions of the Double Taxation ...   read full story

Publisher: Huffington PostWed, 22 Oct 2014 14:33:45 -0700
What to Do in Switzerland

Recently a friend of mine heard that I had been to Switzerland, and she wrote and asked me to make recommendations for her upcoming visit. Here is what I told her. The best way I know how to begin about Switzerland is to tell you a story. Once upon a ...   read full story

Switzerland Tweets

From @CuriousGEORGEan on Fri Oct 24 04:29:05 EDT 2014 just gotta get through this test, then Switzerland for the week
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From @Adamleon115 on Fri Oct 24 04:26:42 EDT 2014 I have loved my adventure in Switzerland. What a great week
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From @kevintommiranda on Fri Oct 24 04:26:28 EDT 2014 RT @KEVINTOMIRANDA: Matterhorn from Zermatt,Switzerland !
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