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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: The GuardianFri, 27 Feb 2015 07:56:15 -0800
Switzerland becomes first country to submit Paris climate deal pledge

?This objective of a 50% reduction in emissions reflects Switzerland's responsibility for climate warming and the potential cost of emissions reduction measures in Switzerland and abroad over the 2020-2030 period,? says the Swiss communication.   read full story

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Publisher: ABC NewsFri, 27 Feb 2015 09:37:30 -0800
Switzerland 1st Country to Submit Pledge for UN Climate Pact read full story
Publisher: ReutersFri, 27 Feb 2015 09:37:30 -0800
Switzerland first to submit climate plan for Paris UN deal read full story


Publisher: ReutersFri, 27 Feb 2015 05:02:09 -0800
Iran, six powers to hold nuclear talks in Switzerland on March 5: EU

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Senior officials from Iran and six powers negotiating with Tehran over its nuclear program will hold more talks in Montreux, Switzerland, on March 5, the European Union said on Friday. The talks between political directors will be ...   read full story

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Publisher: US Department of State (press release)Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:28:35 -0800
Under Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman Travel to Switzerland read full story


Publisher: swissinfo.chSat, 28 Feb 2015 02:07:30 -0800
Switzerland produces its own silk

For the first time in 100 years, silk is being produced in Switzerland. (SRF/swissinfo.ch). There are records of silk being made in Zurich as far back as the Middle Ages, and a number of workshops sprang up all around the country, but in 1914 the last ...   read full story


Publisher: Times of IndiaFri, 27 Feb 2015 09:15:00 -0800
Switzerland becomes first country to submit its climate action plan ahead of ...

NEW DELHI: Showing the world how to move forward in chalking out climate action plan, Switzerland on Friday became the first member country to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to submit its Intended Nationally Determined ...   read full story

Switzerland Tweets

From @manikowska on Sat Feb 28 14:13:54 EST 2015 RT @RTCCclimatenews: Just in: Switzerland targets 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 #climate #INDC @UNFCCC
From @Alpinfitness on Sat Feb 28 14:13:53 EST 2015 #Skitour #Isisitzer #Rosswies #2334m #Alviergruppe #ostschweiz #eastern #switzerland #skimountaineering #swissalps ?: http://t.co/5YnEWHQBHZ
From @CheyBiebsDallas on Sat Feb 28 14:13:42 EST 2015 @camerondallas so excited for #20DaysOfDallas ? i won't get enough from you ? pls follow me and @teresa_i_am btw come to Switzerland love ya
From @CheyBiebsDallas on Sat Feb 28 14:13:23 EST 2015 @camerondallas so excited for #20DaysOfDallas ? i won't get enough from you ? pls follow me and @teresa_i_am btw come to Switzerland ?? cmon
From @CheyBiebsDallas on Sat Feb 28 14:13:15 EST 2015 @camerondallas so excited for #20DaysOfDallas ? i won't get enough from you ? pls follow me and @teresa_i_am btw come to Switzerland ?? wly
From @CheyBiebsDallas on Sat Feb 28 14:13:09 EST 2015 @camerondallas so excited for #20DaysOfDallas ? i won't get enough from you ? pls follow me and @teresa_i_am btw come to Switzerland ?? ily
From @PianoTalent on Sat Feb 28 14:13:07 EST 2015 RT @Labelmars: Chiharu Kobayashi on Nokia(Switzerland) http://t.co/fE5aR2esPv #musique #écouter #Japon #informations #Jazz #Piano
From @CheyBiebsDallas on Sat Feb 28 14:13:04 EST 2015 @camerondallas so excited for #20DaysOfDallas ? i won't get enough from you ? pls follow me and @teresa_i_am btw come to Switzerland ?? love
From @Alpinfitness on Sat Feb 28 14:13:02 EST 2015 #Skitour #Isisitzer #Rosswies #2334m - #Alviergruppe #ostschweiz #eastern #switzerland #skimountaineering... http://t.co/5x2IE2J2jt
From @CheyBiebsDallas on Sat Feb 28 14:12:51 EST 2015 @camerondallas so excited for #20DaysOfDallas ? i won't get enough from you ? pls follow me and @teresa_i_am btw come to Switzerland ??
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From @falltabsorvente on Sat Feb 28 14:12:34 EST 2015 RT @RealJennyMaurer: Switzerland wants @FifthHarmony ??
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From @5secsforever on Sat Feb 28 14:12:29 EST 2015 @NikiAlbon @YouNow Haha btw Swiss is an actual language, we don't speak Swedish here in Switzerland? Swiss is a bit smiliar to German?
From @Navhind_Times on Sat Feb 28 14:11:58 EST 2015 38 Pilatus trainer aircraft to be bought from Switzerland... http://t.co/A0BQvxFGBi