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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: Economic TimesFri, 17 Oct 2014 15:11:33 -0700
Black money: Switzerland ready to share data with India

NEW DELHI: India and Switzerland have been able to achieve a breakthrough in their deadlock over banking secrecy laws in the European nation that prevented tax authorities from being able to unearth black money, a day-one priority for the Narendra ...   read full story


Publisher: ForbesFri, 17 Oct 2014 06:56:17 -0700
Switzerland Is Only Country That Would Vote For Bigger Gold Reserves ...

(Kitco News) ? If there is one country in the world that would vote yes in a referendum to force its central bank to increase its gold reserves, it would be Switzerland, said one Liechtenstein fund manager. Ronald-Peter Stoeferle, fund manager at ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: Journal of Turkish WeeklyFri, 17 Oct 2014 01:37:30 -0700
Tighter grip needed on Switzerland's gold? read full story


Publisher: swissinfo.chSat, 18 Oct 2014 02:00:00 -0700
A bridge between Switzerland and Mongolia

A woman is making Aaruul, a much-loved snack that comes from dried curd, one of Mongolia's many milk products. Although a high quantity of milk is produced in the country, long distances between producers and consumers mean that around 70% of milk ...   read full story


Publisher: swissinfo.chMon, 20 Oct 2014 02:50:01 -0700
Switzerland and Brussels make progress in negotiations

Burkhalter told the Schweiz am Sonntag newspaper that those decisions represent half of the questions still open in legal negotiations between Switzerland and the EU following the February 9 vote to re-introduce EU immigration quotas. The other issues ...   read full story

Switzerland Tweets

From @grace_hayes1996 on Mon Oct 20 23:41:38 EDT 2014 @reilly_katie @connorxavier11 fair warning I am Switzerland in what is about to be said
From @BrendaWander60 on Mon Oct 20 23:41:37 EDT 2014 RT @DumbLawz: In Switzerland, it is illegal to flush a toilet after 10pm. (Switzerland)
From @nevermore1347 on Mon Oct 20 23:40:57 EDT 2014 RT @DumbLawz: In Switzerland, it is illegal to flush a toilet after 10pm. (Switzerland)
From @vladgiles on Mon Oct 20 23:40:47 EDT 2014 RT @StunningWorId: The Verzasca River in Switzerland is so clean, you can see all the way down to the 50ft deep riverbed http://t.co/ny61eP?
From @K2Petite on Mon Oct 20 23:40:11 EDT 2014 One day. Beautiful RT @travellerpix: Perfection in nature found in Aareschlucht, Switzerland. http://t.co/KmUS27KLYd
From @brenden_skuja on Mon Oct 20 23:39:44 EDT 2014 RT @Fact_Fact_ory: In Switzerland, if you fail your driver license test 3 times you have to visit a Psychologist to explain why.
From @NrAshkn_ on Mon Oct 20 23:39:33 EDT 2014 RT @travellerpix: Perfect mountain lake in Switzerland. http://t.co/07U7q21g1c
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From @Aprodhapoles on Mon Oct 20 23:38:31 EDT 2014 RT @DumbLawz: In Switzerland, it is illegal to flush a toilet after 10pm. (Switzerland)
From @VardanDumanyan on Mon Oct 20 23:38:18 EDT 2014 We out Switzerland in the spring
From @NrAshkn_ on Mon Oct 20 23:38:15 EDT 2014 RT @travellerpix: Perfection in nature found in Aareschlucht, Switzerland. http://t.co/8d0R70HeTD
From @kendallmaiea on Mon Oct 20 23:38:14 EDT 2014 Venezuela called on to release opposition leader, politicians: GENEVA, Switzerland -- Expressing serious co... #????? #??????
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From @Parachuuuuutes on Mon Oct 20 23:37:41 EDT 2014 RT @LearnSomethlng: This is what Switzerland looks like in autumn. http://t.co/ZpNbyBwTHh
From @vicky_321 on Mon Oct 20 23:37:27 EDT 2014 RT @travellerpix: Perfection in nature found in Aareschlucht, Switzerland. http://t.co/8d0R70HeTD