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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:, 26 Jan 2015 03:49:38 -0800
Skiing in Switzerland: 11 tips to save money

The Swiss National Tourist Office has an ?Affordable Switzerland? section on its website ( which lists the latest money-saving resort deals and offers. For example, Villars ( currently has ?Just 4 Two? packages available ...   read full story

Publisher: Economic TimesSun, 25 Jan 2015 22:00:52 -0800
Switzerland's gold exports to India cross Rs 1.2 lakh crore in 2014: Swiss ...

Last November alone saw import of bullion worth over 2.9 billion Swiss francs (around Rs 20,000 crore) from Switzerland. In the preceding month too, gold exports from the Alpine nation remained at similar levels, latest data from the Swiss Customs ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: Business TodayMon, 26 Jan 2015 00:26:15 -0800
Swiss gold exports to India cross Rs 1.2 lakh crore in 2014 read full story
Publisher: Hindu Business LineMon, 26 Jan 2015 09:15:00 -0800
Swiss bullion exports to India nearly treble read full story

Publisher: Fox NewsMon, 26 Jan 2015 02:07:30 -0800
Unbelievable ice caves, from Switzerland to Siberia

Ice Pavillion, Mittelallalin, Switzerland. Agencja Fotograficzna Caro. A long, lighted tunnel leads to this network of caves, whose size rivals Eisriesenwelt in Austria. Perhaps even more amazing than the natural ice formations are the ice sculptures ...   read full story

Publisher: Washington Post (blog)Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:41:03 -0800
This is mind-blowing: You have to pay Switzerland to lend it money

Swiss bonds are the new Swiss banks. Both, you see, are super-safe places to park your money, so much so that people are willing to pay to keep it there. Now think about this for a minute. It shouldn't be true. Borrowers usually have to pay lenders ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: Wall Street Journal (blog)Mon, 19 Jan 2015 14:05:35 -0800
As Switzerland Moves to Negative Rates, Finance Enters Uncharted Territory read full story
Publisher: The GuardianTue, 20 Jan 2015 22:00:16 -0800
Switzerland braces for tougher times after franc jumps in value against euro read full story
Publisher: ForbesTue, 20 Jan 2015 07:45:00 -0800
Switzerland Didn't 'Ambush' The Global Economy, But Floating Money Values Did read full story
Publisher: CNBCTue, 20 Jan 2015 04:27:43 -0800
Forget Switzerland: These banks will be hit by SNB read full story
Publisher: The Japan TimesTue, 20 Jan 2015 02:46:35 -0800
Shocking Switzerland read full story

Switzerland Tweets

From @Mounty57 on Mon Jan 26 17:25:15 EST 2015 RT @england: The Young Lions will face Switzerland, Slovakia and France between 16-21 February.
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From @Marlon_R_Castro on Mon Jan 26 17:24:48 EST 2015 In Switzerland is snowing..and I'm just thinking well in 1 week you are in Dubai! :o))) #Iknowyouhatemenow
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From @alyssaburdge_ on Mon Jan 26 17:24:39 EST 2015 Switzerland ?? London ?? .......Bank account ?
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From @GocceDiNuvole on Mon Jan 26 17:24:19 EST 2015 RT @RyanKeen: Italy, Switzerland, France, Czech Republic, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia, I'll see you soon with Ed!
From @BuyBookstore on Mon Jan 26 17:24:05 EST 2015 The 2013 Import and Export Market for Numerically Controlled Shearing Machines and ... -
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From @viivih on Mon Jan 26 17:23:29 EST 2015 RT @LiftShugdenBan: False Dalai Lama refuses 2 speak against discrimination in Tibetan community! #DalaiLama #Basel #Switzerland http://t.c?
From @Cheetos256 on Mon Jan 26 17:22:59 EST 2015 RT @AllieJaynes: Near the #WorldEconomicForum in #Davos, snowmen for Mexico's missing #Ayotzinapa students ? http://?
From @viivih on Mon Jan 26 17:22:56 EST 2015 RT @LightVajra: #DalaiLama respect for others opinions is tolerance and harmony hatred and mixing produce sectarianism #Switzerland http://?
From @viivih on Mon Jan 26 17:22:45 EST 2015 RT @TulipBuddha: False Dalai Lama - Stop Lying! Stop hurting Shugden Buddhists! #DalaiLama #Basel #Switzerland