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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: Yahoo NewsTue, 04 Aug 2015 20:15:31 -0700
Romario says Brazil probe will question Marin in Switzerland

SAO PAULO (AP) ? Brazilian senator and former star player Romario said Tuesday the inquiry he's leading into the national football confederation will question former President Jose Maria Marin in detention in Switzerland, as well as a prominent ...   read full story

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Publisher: Yahoo SportsTue, 04 Aug 2015 14:33:45 -0700
Brazilian senators to head to US, Switzerland, in soccer probe read full story


Publisher: swissinfo.chTue, 04 Aug 2015 02:00:00 -0700
Settling into Switzerland as a teenage refugee

In the last two years, the number of children seeking asylum in Switzerland without their parents has skyrocketed. According to the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) in 2014, 795 unaccompanied minors were admitted. This represents only 3.34% of all ...   read full story


Publisher: NEWS.com.auTue, 04 Aug 2015 08:20:50 -0700
'Independent life' ... Sarah Ferguson is moving to Switzerland. Picture: Tim P ...

The Sun newspaper reported that a removal van was seen leaving the Duke's Berkshire home towards the end of July and arrived in Switzerland a few days later. Her spokesman James Henderson confirmed the move, saying: ?She's just becoming more ...   read full story

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Publisher: Belfast TelegraphTue, 04 Aug 2015 23:22:30 -0700
Duchess of York in new Switzerland home move read full story


Publisher: swissinfo.chMon, 03 Aug 2015 06:41:15 -0700
Switzerland criticised for refugee treatment

Switzerland has been party to the UN convention against torture, which defines torture and sets a legal basis for the prevention and condemnation of acts of torture. The Swiss penal code incriminates torture when it is qualified as a crime against ...   read full story

Switzerland Tweets

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From @matthew_verrall on Wed Aug 05 08:26:40 EDT 2015 RT @EarthPicturz: Aescher Hotel in Appenzellerland, #Switzerland. http://t.co/yjd9ZauOQM
From @ep_switzerland on Wed Aug 05 08:26:33 EDT 2015 RT @ep_transfers: Rumour: Luka Hoffmann (F) | GC Küsnacht Lions -> Winterthur | http://t.co/whSvOe5DdG #NLB
From @ep_switzerland on Wed Aug 05 08:26:29 EDT 2015 RT @ep_transfers: Rumour: Pascal Marolf (F) | Wiki-Münsingen -> Winterthur | http://t.co/0JqwE9K0Bl #NLB
From @DaniDensiDeeks on Wed Aug 05 08:26:23 EDT 2015 RT @JFein7: @DaniDensiDeeks @DrBarboa @NCIS_CBS @thatautismmom @bk_bradshaw Switzerland is on @MuseWatson Bucket list! :D
From @song_title on Wed Aug 05 08:26:21 EDT 2015 Fergie moves from UK to Switzerland http://t.co/ranJssNqSW
From @both_baek69 on Wed Aug 05 08:26:03 EDT 2015 RT @EarthPicturz: Aescher Hotel in Appenzellerland, #Switzerland. http://t.co/yjd9ZauOQM
From @zamakeupartist on Wed Aug 05 08:26:02 EDT 2015 @RoyJeane @GeorgeBlake7 Hi Roy it looks so splendid there in Mon Carlo. Safe trip to Switzerland ? hugs ???
From @ph_socialmedia_ on Wed Aug 05 08:25:38 EDT 2015 Aescher Hotel in Appenzellerland, #Switzerland. http://t.co/qFrJBZfjnj #photography
From @Qatatoism on Wed Aug 05 08:25:36 EDT 2015 Zermatt, car free village in Switzerland. http://t.co/Fea8uPNwGp