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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: McClatchy Washington BureauThu, 26 Mar 2015 06:52:01 -0700
Co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing plane once confessed to 'burnout'

LAUSANNE, Switzerland ? The co-pilot of a Germanwings jet who's now suspected of deliberately crashing a plane loaded with 150 people into a mountainside in the French Alps may have had a brief, untreated bout of depression while undergoing pilot ...   read full story

Publisher: Reuters UKFri, 27 Mar 2015 00:41:54 -0700
Switzerland's UBP to buy RBS's Coutts International

Geneva-based UBP said the purchase includes the business managed from Switzerland, Monaco, the Middle East, Singapore and Hong Kong, and assets under management of over 30 billion Swiss francs (21 billion pounds). UBP Chief Executive Guy de ...   read full story

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Publisher: BloombergFri, 27 Mar 2015 00:54:41 -0700
RBS Sells Coutts International to UBP in Swiss Retreat read full story
Publisher: Irish TimesFri, 27 Mar 2015 01:14:59 -0700
Royal Bank of Scotland to sell Couts International private bank read full story

Publisher: The FAThu, 26 Mar 2015 10:37:30 -0700
England 1-0 Switzerland

Kobel was enjoying a fine game between the sticks for Switzerland as he denied Solanke and goalscorer Armstrong's header ? and with 12 minutes remaining he found himself in an identical situation to his goal, only this time his rebounded effort was ...   read full story

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Publisher: VitalfootballThu, 26 Mar 2015 11:11:15 -0700
U18s - England 1-0 Switzerland read full story

Publisher: Fox NewsWed, 25 Mar 2015 08:11:15 -0700
Kerry flies to Switzerland for make-or-break Iran nuke talks

Kerry was flying to Switzerland for several days of make-or-break talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. The top diplomats from Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia would join if the U.S. and Iran are close to an agreement.   read full story

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Publisher: U.S. News & World ReportWed, 25 Mar 2015 06:33:46 -0700
Kerry lands in Switzerland for make-or-break Iran nuke talks read full story
Publisher: RushLimbaugh.comWed, 25 Mar 2015 11:01:58 -0700
Kerry Jets to Switzerland to Close Gentlemullah's Agreement with Iran read full story

Switzerland Tweets

From @LiveSportsFM on Fri Mar 27 06:15:11 EDT 2015 RT @ChelseaFCTNews: U18s - England 1-0 Switzerland
From @uimpowerboating on Fri Mar 27 06:15:07 EDT 2015 #XCAT @euronews_sport !!! Check the video on @sportaccord @XCATracing
From @LiveSportsFM on Fri Mar 27 06:14:55 EDT 2015 RT @d4d2fiveboys: "@PR07REED:" Eng U18' s match report. Delighted for @louissreed , to think he's missing 6th form ?
From @SteveRyanJr on Fri Mar 27 06:14:55 EDT 2015 RT @AdamArma9: Good 1-0 win v Switzerland today! Glad to be on the score sheet! Thanks for all the messages! ??
From @CEMorrison10 on Fri Mar 27 06:14:41 EDT 2015 RT @CohesionMedical: Switzerland Germany France last week Geneva today with our #digitalhealth solutions @dhiscotland @DataLabScotland @sco?
From @martinkathriner on Fri Mar 27 06:14:24 EDT 2015 @WeLoveBricks @jowyang need it in #Switzerland folks!
From @Betparade on Fri Mar 27 06:14:16 EDT 2015 ??? ?????? ???????????? ???????? ???????? ??? ? Master Bet ????? ??? ????! ???????? ??? ??? ????????? ??? ????????:
From @QuizMeThailand on Fri Mar 27 06:14:13 EDT 2015 @JourneyofKoy Which country was King Bhumibol born in? (Switzerland ; USA; Thailand)
From @LiveSportsFM on Fri Mar 27 06:14:10 EDT 2015 RT @england: @England U18s duo @RyanLedson97 & @jonjoekenny8 praise matchwinner @AdamArma9, but admit Young Lions need more bite: http://t.?
From @VoterGames on Fri Mar 27 06:14:06 EDT 2015 RT @JohnKerry: En route to #Switzerland again for meetings with FM @JZarif as part of ongoing P5+1 #IranTalks.
From @Lina_Ginting_19 on Fri Mar 27 06:14:03 EDT 2015 RT @SputnikInt: #Kerry, #Zarif start second day of #Iran #nuclear talks in Switzerland
From @melbournedean on Fri Mar 27 06:13:38 EDT 2015 Call me old fashioned, but I prefer the Swiss mountains without skyscrapers: "Europe?s tallest tower in Switzerland".
From @arisaris69 on Fri Mar 27 06:13:29 EDT 2015 @Sethrogen hope to see ya in Switzerland at the Art Basel from June 18-21 ;)
From @astridkannewurf on Fri Mar 27 06:13:25 EDT 2015 RT @TTMobile_ch: TT SCHWEIZ 10:56 1.#AlwaysInOurHeartsZaynMalik 2.#BOSW 3.#FRABRE 4.Varane 5.Switzerland 6.#vote5sos 7.Schweiz 8.Zürich 9.S?
From @Anoarm on Fri Mar 27 06:13:19 EDT 2015 RT @EarthPicsx: Zermatt, Switzerland