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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: VoxMon, 29 Sep 2014 11:22:30 -0700
Switzerland rejects single-payer in landslide, keeps its version of Obamacare

Since 1996, Switzerland has required all residents purchase coverage through an individual mandate. "If you move to Switzerland, you have three months to buy coverage and it's retroactive to your arrival," Aaron Carroll explains in his excellent video ...   read full story

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Publisher: Washington Post (blog)Mon, 29 Sep 2014 08:28:43 -0700
Switzerland rejects single-payer, will keep its own version of Obamacare read full story

Publisher: Fox NewsFri, 26 Sep 2014 12:30:00 -0700
Calls for a cowbell ban in Switzerland could mean an end to tinkling bovines

Cowbells have long and rich tradition in Switzerland. For centuries herders have used cowbells to keep track of grazing cows in the country's hilly landscape. The cowbells have traditionally signified the wealth of a farmer: the bigger the size of a ...   read full story

Publisher: Wall Street JournalTue, 30 Sep 2014 00:52:30 -0700
Switzerland's KOF Leading Economic Indicator Falls in September

ZURICH?Switzerland's KOF leading economic indicator dropped in September, as the faltering recovery in the eurozone dragged on exports of Swiss goods. The index fell 0.5 points to 99.1 in September from an upwardly revised 99.6 in August, data ...   read full story

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Publisher: Reuters UKTue, 30 Sep 2014 00:52:30 -0700
Swiss leading indicator points to lacklustre economic outlook read full story

Publisher: The Heartland InstituteTue, 30 Sep 2014 03:18:45 -0700
Swiss reject more government in health care

The news out of Switzerland over the weekend helps to reinforce that there are many ways to get ensure that everybody has access to the health care they need. Advocates of nationalized health care in Switzerland suffered a major defeat over the weekend ...   read full story

Switzerland Tweets

From @hayleyswinson on Tue Sep 30 19:54:27 EDT 2014 Off to Germany by way of Switzerland tomorrow! Can't wait! Follow @SavvyGirlTravel for trip updates :-D
From @WojtekForsberg on Tue Sep 30 19:54:17 EDT 2014 RT @WowEarthPics: Above the Clouds, Switzerland
From @GOFranceNews on Tue Sep 30 19:54:06 EDT 2014 Audi flies 45 meters through the air at France Switzerland border check #france
From @Jasbonne on Tue Sep 30 19:54:04 EDT 2014 I got an email ASKING ANY KINS MAJOR IF THEY WANTED TO STUDY ABROAD IN SWITZERLAND!!
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From @Femzy_adeboy on Tue Sep 30 19:51:56 EDT 2014 Funny Nigerians 1) When they loot money, they keep it in Switzerland. 2) When sick, they go to Germany. 3) When...
From @TheMostRetweets on Tue Sep 30 19:51:53 EDT 2014 That's #Putin Clouseau, Julie's in Switzerland having plastic surgery
From @PeterGadiotFans on Tue Sep 30 19:50:31 EDT 2014 RT @DucklingHeart: @PeterGadiot you're in Switzerland omg :D I'll come visit you ???
From @ilhamboll on Tue Sep 30 19:50:30 EDT 2014 RT @LFCphoto: Mario Fantastico, Mario Magnifico. #LFC training tonight at the St. Jakob Stadium in Basel, Switzerland.
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From @joaquin280999 on Tue Sep 30 19:49:53 EDT 2014 RT @WowEarthPics: Above the Clouds, Switzerland
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From @AussieFrance on Tue Sep 30 19:49:35 EDT 2014 Weekly Blogger Round-Up: The Urinette ? Railing it in Switzerland ? Oldest Basketball Court in Paris