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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: International Business TimesWed, 16 Apr 2014 14:09:24 -0700
Switzerland May Soon Have World's Highest Minimum Wage: Nestle, Trade ...

Reuters. Switzerland, known for its high standard of living and superb watchmaking prowess, may soon claim another superlative as the country with the highest minimum wage if labor advocates get their way in the face of fierce opposition from the ...   read full story

Publisher: BloombergSun, 13 Apr 2014 15:18:18 -0700
World's Highest Minimum Wage on Ballot in Switzerland

About 10 percent of Switzerland's full-time workforce receive a pretax wage of less than 4,000 francs, according to a statistics-office report for 2010. When adjusted for purchasing power, the Swiss proposed wage would amount to $14.01 an hour.   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: Economic TimesMon, 14 Apr 2014 16:00:20 -0700
Switzerland pushes for minimum wage of $25 per hour, maximum in the world read full story
Publisher: NACS OnlineMon, 14 Apr 2014 22:15:00 -0700
Switzerland Puts World's Highest Minimum Wage on Ballot read full story
Publisher: South China Morning PostMon, 14 Apr 2014 07:08:40 -0700
Employers' fears as Switzerland gets set to vote on world's highest minimum wage read full story

Publisher: ForbesFri, 18 Apr 2014 12:52:30 -0700
The Real Health Care Subsidy Problem

Some of the richest countries in the world ? like Switzerland and Germany. If we negotiated pharmaceutical prices more aggressively here in the US, the pharmaceutical industry might be more reluctant to accept lower prices elsewhere. More likely, lower ...   read full story

Publisher: USA HockeyThu, 17 Apr 2014 02:06:11 -0700
Game Day: USA vs. Switzerland (Preliminary Round)

The U.S. National Under-18 Team will face Switzerland in the opening game of the 2014 International Ice Hockey Federation Men's Under-18 World Championship this afternoon in preliminary round action. Puck drop is scheduled for 8 a.m. EDT in ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: Hockey's FutureThu, 17 Apr 2014 19:59:31 -0700
2014 U18 WJC Preview: Switzerland looks to maintain or possibly move up read full story
Publisher: SBN College Hockey (blog)Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:48:45 -0700
World U18 Championships: Switzerland Shocks US to Open Tournament read full story
Publisher: BoxscoreThu, 17 Apr 2014 09:52:30 -0700
US Men's National U-18 hockey team edged by Switzerland in World ... read full story
Publisher: IIHFThu, 17 Apr 2014 08:22:30 -0700
Swiss stunner read full story

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