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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 GuardianFri, 29 Apr 2016 03:11:51 -0700
Man arrested in Switzerland over Cologne sex attacks

One of the main suspects of the New Year's Eve sex attacks in Cologne has been arrested in Switzerland. A 19-year-old Moroccan, thought to be one of six main suspects behind the attacks, was arrested in the town of Kreuzlingen after allegedly ...   read full story

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Publisher: swissinfo.chThu, 28 Apr 2016 11:32:00 -0700
Cologne attack suspect arrested in Switzerland read full story
Publisher: International Business Times, India EditionFri, 29 Apr 2016 04:48:45 -0700
Moroccan youth arrested in Switzerland over Cologne sex attacks read full story
Publisher: ABC NewsThu, 28 Apr 2016 09:07:30 -0700
Cologne Attacks Suspect Nabbed in Switzerland read full story
Publisher: The Local.deThu, 28 Apr 2016 06:25:31 -0700
Suspect in Cologne sex assaults caught in Switzerland read full story


Publisher: The Local.chThu, 28 Apr 2016 03:30:00 -0700
Is this why you should move to Switzerland?

It's no secret that wages are high in Switzerland, but so are the costs. Zurich and Geneva, along with London, are the only European cities to come out more expensive than New York City, a study published on Thursday by US-based economic research firm ...   read full story

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Publisher: CNBCWed, 27 Apr 2016 17:11:15 -0700
Cuckoo? Switzerland offers Europe's best living standards read full story


Publisher: swissinfo.chFri, 29 Apr 2016 04:04:06 -0700
Olympic flame comes to Switzerland

The Olympic flame has arrived in Switzerland, home of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), en route from Athens to Brazil where the 2016 Games will be staged. The torch was greeted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the seat of ...   read full story


Publisher: SmithsonianWed, 27 Apr 2016 13:39:10 -0700
20 Must-See Places in Switzerland

Switzerland is a land of abundant contrasts. Bordered by Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, Italy and France, the country is home to four national languages, and its landscape alternates between lush valleys, turquoise lakes and dramatic mountain peaks.   read full story

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