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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: NDTVSun, 21 Dec 2014 23:30:00 -0800
Black Money: Switzerland Won't Share Information on Accounts Before May ...

New Delhi: Responding to a query from the Prime Minister's Office, the Law Ministry has said it cannot get information from Switzerland on black or untaxed money stashed by Indians in accounts before May, 2011. The law ministry has advised that a UN ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: Pune MirrorMon, 22 Dec 2014 12:48:45 -0800
Switzerland won't share info on accounts before May 2011: Law ministry tells PMO read full story

Publisher: Daily MailMon, 22 Dec 2014 06:11:19 -0800
19th-century posters advertising Switzerland's most stylish ski resorts go on sale

To celebrate 150 years of skiing in Switzerland, a series of iconic posters will go under the hammer at a Christie's auction in January. Every January, The Ski Sale at Christie's, South Kensington, London, presents enthusiasts of the world's foremost ...   read full story

Publisher: swissinfo.chMon, 22 Dec 2014 00:52:03 -0800
Switzerland needs to value its foreigners

When Bern refused last year to continue its support for World Radio Switzerland (WRS), the English-language radio station in Geneva run by the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation, it was sending a disturbing if not nasty signal to the region's approximately ...   read full story

Publisher: Habs Eyes on the Prize (blog)Sun, 21 Dec 2014 09:03:45 -0800
World Juniors 2015: Switzerland team preview

Switzerland will play its preliminary round games in Toronto as one of the five teams in Group A that also contains the Czech Republic, Denmark, Russia, and Sweden. Outside of a 7-1 rout at the hands of the Russians at last year's tournament, the Swiss ...   read full story

Switzerland Tweets

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From @ShiroKagerou on Mon Dec 22 20:31:08 EST 2014 @APH_Switzerland I'm amazing //flips hair/
From @iiarwatch on Mon Dec 22 20:30:44 EST 2014 @Fingersflying That's O's game plan. Just a matter of time. Think I'll check out some housing in Switzerland near the Italian Alps.
From @APH_Switzerland on Mon Dec 22 20:30:40 EST 2014 @ShiroKagerou IM LAUGHING IS THAT HOW YOU WON
From @manni0056 on Mon Dec 22 20:30:32 EST 2014 Peter Kaiser Nikola Tesla aus der Tätigkeit der Tesla Society Switzerland 2: via @YouTube
From @ParrotCareCtr on Mon Dec 22 20:30:06 EST 2014 Autotrain Adventure Switzerland - Daily Two Cents #autotrain #traintravel #travelbytrain
From @THEBINGBING_COM on Mon Dec 22 20:29:59 EST 2014 RT @jollege: Bush cancels visit to Swiss charity gala over fears he could be arrested on torture charges:
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From @prostgrad on Mon Dec 22 20:29:37 EST 2014 @ChuckieKautsky @grphlegmblip [P.S. Thyssen moved to Switzerland after disagreeing with racial and economic policies...]
From @YIXINZZ on Mon Dec 22 20:29:22 EST 2014 Really wanna go New Zealand or Switzerland one day!
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From @fixacontrol on Mon Dec 22 20:29:00 EST 2014 RT @HeffronDrive: Finally arrived in #Switzerland!! What to do now? :)