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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: The GuardianThu, 04 Feb 2016 04:31:28 -0800
The best of Switzerland's city sights: readers' tips

Said to be Switzerland's oldest city (first settled around 3900BC), Chur is a must for visitors with its magnificent mountain setting and traffic-free old town. Try climbing up to its highest point at 1,800 metres above sea level, sample the local ...   read full story


Publisher: ABC NewsSat, 06 Feb 2016 06:18:10 -0800
Kerber Draws Germany Level With Switzerland 1-1 in Fed Cup

Belinda Bencic earlier defeated Andrea Petkovic 6-3, 6-4 to give Switzerland a 1-0 lead. Petkovic started well and raced into a 2-0 lead but 16 unforced errors cost her dearly as she lost the first set. Bencic converted all three of her break ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: Tennis MagazineSat, 06 Feb 2016 08:07:30 -0800
Fed Cup: Kerber evens tie with Switzerland 1-1 read full story
Publisher: FOXSports.comSat, 06 Feb 2016 07:45:00 -0800
Kerber draws Germany level with Switzerland 1-1 in Fed Cup (Feb 6, 2016) read full story


Publisher: Financial TimesFri, 05 Feb 2016 04:25:51 -0800
Verbier, Switzerland, and the impact of second-home restrictions

According to Savills, every euro of a weekly ski pass buys 1.4km of piste in Verbier, making it the best value skiing location in Switzerland. Verbier's nightlife is treasured by younger skiers, according to Rollason. Last season Les Trois Rocs ...   read full story


Publisher: Communities Digital NewsSat, 06 Feb 2016 07:00:00 -0800
Switzerland readies to unveil three great new attractions in 2016

SWITZERLAND, February 6, 2016 ? As a tiny landlocked nation surrounded by mountains, the Swiss are a model for the world at what hard work, creativity and ingenuity can accomplish. The new year will be a showcase example as Switzerland unveils three ...   read full story

Switzerland Tweets

From @habibnajib35 on Sat Feb 06 18:07:56 EST 2016 Swiss request for help in 1MDB probe sent to Wisma Putra: The Office of the Attorney-General of Switzerland (O... https://t.co/OxjUCZyL7s
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From @volandil on Sat Feb 06 18:07:43 EST 2016 RT @michaelshermer: Religion may become extinct in Australia, Austria, Canada, Czech Finland Ireland Netherlands New Zealand Switzerland ht?
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From @holliewello on Sat Feb 06 18:07:31 EST 2016 RT @TheWorldStories: Blausee Switzerland ?? https://t.co/3c2XXYUqXL
From @gavinlh5767 on Sat Feb 06 18:07:18 EST 2016 RT @michaelshermer: Religion may become extinct in Australia, Austria, Canada, Czech Finland Ireland Netherlands New Zealand Switzerland ht?
From @LickyLoss on Sat Feb 06 18:07:02 EST 2016 RT @OnlyAfricaFacts: Zambia = France+Switzerland+Austria+Hungary combined; 20 parks 18 Waterfalls (+Victoria Falls) 5 Lakes 3 Rivers https?
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From @ElemedEurope on Sat Feb 06 18:06:36 EST 2016 Looking for a Senior quality engnieer - Implantables in Zug, Switzerland https://t.co/ek4D9NMOL4 #job
From @aminiskandar on Sat Feb 06 18:06:31 EST 2016 Switzerland kemuka permintaan bantuan siasatan kes 1MDB kepada Wisma Putra https://t.co/SZfDvSlRqn
From @_shawty49 on Sat Feb 06 18:06:30 EST 2016 RT @TheWorldStories: Blausee Switzerland ?? https://t.co/3c2XXYUqXL
From @TravellerToday2 on Sat Feb 06 18:06:14 EST 2016 Winter in Switzerland..shared by ano mido - #travel https://t.co/SQg9LklfQJ https://t.co/MOEk4avjLe
From @WeatherLocation on Sat Feb 06 18:06:00 EST 2016 Innerthal (Switzerland) Partly Cloudy -2C/28F, Wind: 10mph/17kph from SSE https://t.co/myqWiwkZM7 #Switzerland https://t.co/L9gFiUzg6Z
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From @glennpelletier on Sat Feb 06 18:05:54 EST 2016 RT @michaelshermer: Religion may become extinct in Australia, Austria, Canada, Czech Finland Ireland Netherlands New Zealand Switzerland ht?