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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: DigiNewsThu, 24 Apr 2014 14:56:15 -0700
Lucerne: A Pearl in the Heart of Switzerland

SWITZERLAND, April 24, 2014 ? The prolific French writer Andre Dumas called Lucerne, a pearl in the world's most beautiful oyster. Located in the geographical center of Switzerland between the Alps and the Swiss Plateau, the city sits right alongside ...   read full story

Publisher: Wall Street JournalThu, 24 Apr 2014 16:03:45 -0700
Up Where the Air Is Clear: Snowkiting in Switzerland

BEING DRAGGED ALONG on skis at high speed by a huge kite might not be the obvious sport for a 45-year-old woman of average fitness, but staff at the Swiss Kitesurf school in Silvaplana, along Switzerland's Engadine valley, assure me that everyone from ...   read full story

Publisher: TSNThu, 24 Apr 2014 11:31:17 -0700
Konecny lifts Canada over Switzerland in U18 quarters

IMATRA, Finland -- Canada is off to the semifinal round at the world under-18 hockey championship, thanks to Travis Konecny. Konecny's third-period goal earned Canada a 3-2 quarter-final victory over Switzerland on Thursday. He scored with 30 seconds ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: StarPhoenixThu, 24 Apr 2014 11:59:22 -0700
Konecny's goal earns Canada 3-2 quarter-final victory over Switzerland read full story

Publisher: Shanghai Daily (subscription)Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:33:45 -0700
Albania, Switzerland to further develop bilateral cooperation

TIRANA, April 24 (Xinhua) -- Swiss President and Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter noted on Thursday that Switzerland and Albania will further develop bilateral cooperation. Burkhalter said that Switzerland is willing to continue to help Albania to ...   read full story

Switzerland Tweets

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From @jaeter1 on Fri Apr 25 01:02:19 EDT 2014 Armadillo and crocodile meat seized at border - The Local - A Frenchman living in Switzerland was caught...
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From @BiebsFredoArmy on Fri Apr 25 01:01:54 EDT 2014 Have you ever heard Justin or One Direction talking about swiss fans or Switzerland in an Interview? No me neither and why? Because they-