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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: Wall Street Journal (blog)Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:24:27 -0700
The Short Answer Why is Switzerland Voting on Its Gold Holdings?

The idea stems from a proposal of certain members of the Swiss People's Party, also known as the SVP, which collected 100,000 signatures needed to hold a referendum after the Parliament voted against it. The initiative, they said, would give more ...   read full story

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Publisher: Forex FactoryThu, 30 Oct 2014 19:00:34 -0700
A Mad Referendum In Switzerland Could Permanently Warp The World's Gold ... read full story
Publisher: Daily ReckoningFri, 31 Oct 2014 11:00:00 -0700
How YOU Can Help Pass the Swiss Gold Referendum read full story
Publisher: ReutersFri, 31 Oct 2014 07:15:00 -0700
Investors start hedging bets on Swiss franc as gold vote approaches read full story
Publisher: Exchange Rates UKThu, 30 Oct 2014 08:38:58 -0700
Swiss Franc Today - CHF to GBP, EUR, USD Exchange Rates Under Pressure ... read full story
Publisher: The NationThu, 30 Oct 2014 10:15:00 -0700
Swiss gold vote threatens foundations of global currency system read full story


Publisher: ReutersFri, 31 Oct 2014 05:45:00 -0700
Three Iraqis arrested in Switzerland, suspected of planning attack

Switzerland has sought assistance from European authorities, the prosecutors said. A joint investigation team comprising officers from Switzerland's Federal Criminal Police and the U.S. FBI had also been set up, they said -- a first of its kind since ...   read full story

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Publisher: SunHerald.comFri, 31 Oct 2014 03:36:54 -0700
Switzerland: IS suspects arrested over attack plan read full story


Publisher: BBC NewsTue, 28 Oct 2014 18:39:44 -0700
Switzerland's shame: The children used as cheap farm labour

Thousands of people in Switzerland who were forced into child labour are demanding compensation for their stolen childhoods. Since the 1850s hundreds of thousands of Swiss children were taken from their parents and sent to farms to work - a practice ...   read full story


Publisher: The Local.chFri, 31 Oct 2014 04:05:05 -0700
Kosovan sex slave flees Switzerland for Austria

A 19-year-old woman from Kosovo who claims she was forced into prostitution and kept as a sex slave in a cellar in Switzerland for almost three years has sought asylum in Austria. Special permits for foreign strippers to end (22 Oct 14); Zurich's drive ...   read full story

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Publisher: The Local AustriaFri, 31 Oct 2014 03:41:20 -0700
Switzerland sex slave seeks asylum in Austria read full story

Switzerland Tweets

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From @StevePowellUKIP on Fri Oct 31 17:19:27 EDT 2014 @TheMockneyRebel 5th EU UKIP want to leave the EU policitical Union and negotiate a simple free trade deal similar to Switzerland/Norway
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From @MsLittleLocket on Fri Oct 31 17:18:35 EDT 2014 RT @vanillahaato: (talking about bungee jumping) jonghyun: my member, taemin even did sky diving before. he went all the way to switzerland?
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From @vinylzone on Fri Oct 31 17:17:53 EDT 2014 @Global24Radio I hear you in Switzerland S9+20dB with AOR5000 and a 40m. Dipole... Dire Straits now :-)
From @celbouchard on Fri Oct 31 17:17:51 EDT 2014 First tour of #Switzerland, #cheese, #chocolate and #mountains. What else do you need?
From @Kazi_Canada on Fri Oct 31 17:17:41 EDT 2014 #Curling ? Michel beats Morris 6-5 at Masters Grand Slam of Curling in Selkirk: SELKIRK, Man. - Switzerland's ... http://t.co/A8zsHoUdfi