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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: The Local.chMon, 28 Jul 2014 23:33:45 -0700
German starts solo Rhine swim in Switzerland

Self-confessed "mad professor" Fath, who set off on his 1,231-kilometre (764-mile) adventure with a splash into Switzerland's Lake Toma, plans to swim through Germany and France to reach the river's mouth at the Dutch port of Rotterdam on August 24th.   read full story

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Publisher: Arab NewsMon, 28 Jul 2014 08:40:48 -0700
German scientist starts 4-week swim down Rhine river read full story

Publisher: Insurance News NetMon, 28 Jul 2014 23:56:15 -0700
CM First Presents Technical Information in France, Switzerland, Italy, Spain ...

Following on the success of the CA Plex Games in Austin, TX in June, CM First is bringing the modernization story to Europe . A major stop was Zurich, Switzerland ; on July 8th , CM First experts presented the CA Plex Developer Conference , a day of ...   read full story

Publisher: SFGate (blog)Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:44:24 -0700
See it: Gwen Stefani nurses on the roadside in Switzerland

Breastfeeding advocates are cheering for Gwen Stefani who posted an image of herself nursing in Switzerland on Instagram this morning. The 44-year-old singer-songwriter sits slightly hunched over, with her new baby Apollo wrapped in a blanket, as she ...   read full story

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Publisher: Fashion & StyleFri, 25 Jul 2014 15:07:30 -0700
Gwen Stefani Shares Photo Of Her Nursing Son Apollo While In Switzerland read full story
Publisher: MTV.comFri, 25 Jul 2014 16:48:45 -0700
Gwen Stefani Takes The Best Breastfeeding Photo Ever read full story
Publisher: First Coast NewsFri, 25 Jul 2014 15:50:56 -0700
Gwen Stefani Nurses Her Son Apollo While in Switzerland read full story
Publisher: MstarzMon, 28 Jul 2014 08:00:00 -0700
Gwen Stefani Shares Intimate Photo Breastfeeding Her Son, Apollo Bowie Flynn ... read full story
Publisher: ParentdishMon, 28 Jul 2014 04:37:30 -0700
Gwen Stefani praised for sharing breastfeeding photo read full story

Publisher: Minneapolis Star TribuneSat, 26 Jul 2014 12:00:59 -0700
Lee Schafer: For a new approach on pay, look to Switzerland

But in looking around for a place where good sense on executive compensation has prevailed, perhaps the best lesson comes from Switzerland, and from an unlikely activist named Thomas Minder. It was his single-minded, decadelong campaign to curtail ...   read full story

Switzerland Tweets

From @joudirajabbasha on Tue Jul 29 04:39:05 EDT 2014 To switzerland ?
From @Geraaldiinchen on Tue Jul 29 04:38:57 EDT 2014 It's official! My fave football player will come along to the training camp in switzerland!
From @axidentaljourno on Tue Jul 29 04:38:57 EDT 2014 A Switzerland national identified as Jonathan Bond was arrested in Kerala last night over alleged Maoist links
From @apostolos_kl on Tue Jul 29 04:38:55 EDT 2014 #Switzerland: Swiss Property Market Starts to Cool; Prices of Condos Fell by 1.1% in First Quarter
From @HomeopathyWFM on Tue Jul 29 04:38:52 EDT 2014 Prof Jürgen Pannek I CAM and Homeopathy in Switzerland Thanks to @homeoinst
From @Kul2oMi on Tue Jul 29 04:38:20 EDT 2014 [CR][CR] ?????????????? ???????????? Annecy ,France - Geneva , Switzerland #pantip via @pantip1996
From @moon2reel on Tue Jul 29 04:38:09 EDT 2014 Switzerland is chill
From @WSJCentralBanks on Tue Jul 29 04:38:00 EDT 2014 Switzerland's red-hot property market starts to cool via @WSJ
From @Marion_Tam on Tue Jul 29 04:37:15 EDT 2014 @lisaxena Are you from GB? :-) Actually my parents are fom Italy and Switzerland and we are now living in Austria :-)))
From @crittertam on Tue Jul 29 04:37:02 EDT 2014 Photoset: radivs: Four Seasons in Switzerland by Robin Halioua
From @PanoIgano on Tue Jul 29 04:36:42 EDT 2014 RT @ewotherspoon: Switzerland named as most innovative EU country, but UK up from 3rd to 2nd.
From @CrystalKafalas on Tue Jul 29 04:36:21 EDT 2014 ???????????? SOOO BEAUTIFUL RT @gwenstefani: #Switzerland !!!!!?
From @brittanywinslow on Tue Jul 29 04:35:43 EDT 2014 #zürich #blonde #bridge #swan @ Zürich Switzerland
From @beatmathyer on Tue Jul 29 04:35:39 EDT 2014 Hi - Today is Tuesday and in Switzerland soon midweek, because on Friday, August 1st is National Day. -
From @kerrychristiani on Tue Jul 29 04:35:15 EDT 2014 Sgraffito and fountains galore in Zernez in the Engadine. Picture-book #Switzerland. #lp #travel