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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: Business InsiderTue, 01 Sep 2015 09:54:38 -0700
The 12 hottest startups in Switzerland

Switzerland probably isn't the first country you think of when it comes to startups in Europe. The country's high cost of living has probably put off some tech startups, but there's a surprisingly vibrant startup scene in the capital Zürich and other ...   read full story

Publisher: swissinfo.chTue, 01 Sep 2015 06:18:45 -0700
Quakes remain 'serious hazard' for Switzerland

The most recent moderate seismic occurrence was three years ago ? a 4.2 earthquake on the Richter scale ? which originated 30km below the earth's surface near the city of Zug in central Switzerland. The event was felt by tens of thousands of people ...   read full story

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Publisher: The StatesmanTue, 01 Sep 2015 09:30:00 -0700
Earthquakes pose greatest natural risk to Switzerland read full story

Publisher: Huffington PostMon, 31 Aug 2015 19:18:19 -0700
10 Reasons Why Studying Hospitality in Switzerland Has Changed My Life

Many people don't understand why I chose to go thousands of miles away to study hospitality in Switzerland rather than somewhere in the states. Yes we have great schools across the country, but I fell in love with my school and all that it had to offer ...   read full story

Publisher: Business StandardTue, 01 Sep 2015 08:45:00 -0700
Switzerland sees 26% growth in Indian tourists

Switzerland has witnessed a strong growth in the number of tourists travelling from India in the year 2015. After a relatively stagnant growth over the last 3 years, 2015 has seen a huge surge in Indian tourists with a growth of 26.7% recorded during ...   read full story

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Publisher: Economic TimesTue, 01 Sep 2015 10:25:11 -0700
Switzerland witnesses 27 pct growth in tourists from India during first half ... read full story
Publisher: TTG AsiaMon, 31 Aug 2015 22:03:45 -0700
Switzerland grows SE Asian arrivals despite strong Swiss franc read full story

Switzerland Tweets

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From @Tom_Collins on Tue Sep 01 20:13:55 EDT 2015 Cool! > RT @BlogPaws: Chloe DiVita @twigglet2 in #Switzerland - met w/Claire @TheSwissCats today! #BlogPawsChat
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From @scentoforkid on Tue Sep 01 20:12:55 EDT 2015 featured on: #weddingplanner #bridalstylist #lugano #ticino #switzerland #lakecomo #italy
From @PJagielkaNews on Tue Sep 01 20:12:18 EDT 2015 Roy Hodgson names squad for September fixtures
From @ArmenianEyeCare on Tue Sep 01 20:12:13 EDT 2015 Reviving Armenia's "Switzerland" Resort Town of Dilijan
From @willystuff on Tue Sep 01 20:12:12 EDT 2015 RT @ManUtd: Smalling, Shaw, Carrick and Rooney have all been called up by England for their games v San Marino & Switzerland.