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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: ESPNTue, 05 May 2015 10:48:12 -0700
Marian Gaborik scores 2 late as Slovakia rallies by Slovenia at worlds

PRAGUE -- Slovakia struck late to overcome Slovenia 3-1 for its third victory at the ice hockey world championship and France ended a two-game losing streak with a 2-0 win over Austria on Tuesday. Earlier, Switzerland edged Germany 1-0 and Belarus beat ...   read full story

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Publisher: Deutsche WelleTue, 05 May 2015 10:48:45 -0700
Switzerland send Germany down to defeat read full story
Publisher: Artesia Daily PressTue, 05 May 2015 10:35:34 -0700
Switzerland, Belarus earn 2nd victories at ice hockey worlds read full story


Publisher: WHAS 11.com (subscription)Tue, 05 May 2015 08:22:30 -0700
62-year-old dies after crash in Switzerland Co., Ind.

SWITZERLAND CO., Ind. (WHAS11) ? A 62-year-old is dead after an accident in Switzerland County, Indiana on May 5 around 6:30 a.m.. The crash happened on East State Road 156 near Paddlefish Drive, according to the Switzerland County Sheriff's Office.   read full story


Publisher: WLWT CincinnatiTue, 05 May 2015 07:10:31 -0700
Driver killed when truck goes down embankment, crashes into Indiana home

SHEREE: A TRACTOR/TRAILER CAREENS DOWN AN EMBANKMENT AND CRASHES RIGHT INTO A HOME. THE DRIVER DIED ON IMPACT. THIS ALL HAPPENED IN SWITZERLAND COUNTY. WLWT NEWS 5'S JANELLE WALTON TAKES US TO THE ...   read full story

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Publisher: WKRC TV CincinnatiTue, 05 May 2015 06:38:44 -0700
Semi driver killed when truck hits house in Switzerland Co. read full story
Publisher: WXIXTue, 05 May 2015 07:15:00 -0700
Driver killed when semi crashes into Switzerland Co. home read full story
Publisher: WCPOTue, 05 May 2015 07:28:46 -0700
Truck driver dies after semi slams into house under construction near Vevay ... read full story
Publisher: Guardian Liberty VoiceTue, 05 May 2015 08:00:00 -0700
Truck Driver Killed in Wisconsin After Crashing Into House read full story


Publisher: swissinfo.chTue, 05 May 2015 08:45:00 -0700
Wage abuse cases rise in Switzerland

Among foreign firms which send contract workers to Switzerland for fixed periods, SECO found that 28% of firms in sectors with obligatory collective bargaining agreements paid them below minimum wage levels, a 5% improvement on 2013. SECO said in a ...   read full story

Switzerland Tweets

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From @Retail_Surveys on Wed May 06 06:24:22 EDT 2015 #Switzerland #Shoppers : Visilab : #Consumer sales trends is seen as adequate during May 2015. http://t.co/RSVeREqfUw
From @Misty2012 on Wed May 06 06:24:21 EDT 2015 RT @DailyMailUK: McDonald's 'has avoided paying £658m tax after moving UK headquarters to Switzerland' http://t.co/373IecowNO
From @HugefanRF on Wed May 06 06:24:16 EDT 2015 RT @staffsky: "We did celebrate in advance", Federer said. Went from Istanbul to Switzerland Monday, Tuedsday to Madrid without family
From @yetirhodanus on Wed May 06 06:24:07 EDT 2015 RT @HofSwitzerland: This is how #Swiss Embassy in #Prague celebrated #Switzerland's victory against #Germany yesterday! #IIHFWorlds http://?