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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: New York TimesSun, 14 Sep 2014 17:57:43 -0700
Behind Roger Federer, Switzerland Closes In on an Elusive Title

Switzerland has never won the Davis Cup. Rosset came close as a player, losing in the 1992 finals to a United States team that included Andre Agassi, Jim Courier and John McEnroe. This time the Swiss will go in as favorites against France in November, ...   read full story

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Publisher: ATP World TourSun, 14 Sep 2014 05:17:14 -0700
Federer Leads Switzerland Into Davis Cup Final read full story
Publisher: Tennis MagazineSun, 14 Sep 2014 07:37:30 -0700
French players relish "dream" Davis Cup final against Switzerland read full story
Publisher: Boston HeraldSun, 14 Sep 2014 05:52:55 -0700
Switzerland beats Italy 3-1 in Davis Cup semifinal read full story
Publisher: CNNSun, 14 Sep 2014 07:15:00 -0700
Roger Federer takes Switzerland into the Davis Cup final read full story
Publisher: Times of IndiaSun, 14 Sep 2014 05:29:35 -0700
Roger Federer fires Switzerland into Davis Cup final read full story


Publisher: Yahoo NewsTue, 16 Sep 2014 03:07:30 -0700
Switzerland takes on its top drugmakers in price row

But Switzerland's spat with its pharmaceuticals firms risks alienating some of its largest exporters and employers. Roche and Novartis are the world's biggest drugmakers by market capitalization and the Swiss pharmaceutical industry makes 6 percent of ...   read full story

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Publisher: Independent OnlineTue, 16 Sep 2014 03:52:30 -0700
Switzerland takes on its top drugmakers read full story


Publisher: NewsweekMon, 15 Sep 2014 13:08:50 -0700
Switzerland May Take Edward Snowden in Return for Testimony on Spying

ZURICH (Reuters) - Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden could be granted safe passage in Switzerland if he helped a potential criminal inquiry into U.S. spying there, the Swiss public prosecutor's office said on Monday. He would probably not ...   read full story

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Publisher: ReutersMon, 15 Sep 2014 10:40:05 -0700
Swiss say would shield Snowden from 'political' extradition to US read full story
Publisher: Daily MailTue, 16 Sep 2014 05:22:30 -0700
Leaked document reveals Switzerland would shield Edward Snowden from US ... read full story
Publisher: MynextfoneMon, 15 Sep 2014 11:47:57 -0700
outlines options if Snowden went to Switzerland * Swiss would probably... read full story


Publisher: International Business TimesMon, 15 Sep 2014 18:07:30 -0700
Switzerland Says It Would Shield Snowden From 'Political' Extradition To US

(Reuters) - Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden could be granted safe passage in Switzerland if he helped a potential criminal inquiry into U.S. spying there, the Swiss public prosecutor's office said on Monday. He would probably not be ...   read full story

Switzerland Tweets

From @RobGWarren on Tue Sep 16 09:24:35 EDT 2014 @england any idea when Switzerland caps (sorry, singular, cap) will go on ?
From @juanmuriango on Tue Sep 16 09:24:33 EDT 2014 Leaked document reveals Switzerland would shield Edward Snowden from US extradition if he assists the country's... http://t.co/I0GfmApxLs
From @_Taradina on Tue Sep 16 09:24:29 EDT 2014 RT @_Hyperion4: Chillon Castle, Lake Geneva, Switzerland http://t.co/run7KYdre9
From @AlHummingBird on Tue Sep 16 09:24:28 EDT 2014 RT @haaretzcom: Switzerland may grant Snowden asylum if he cooperates with potential criminal inquiry http://t.co/U3kMmenGTJ
From @parknrxx on Tue Sep 16 09:24:22 EDT 2014 RT @Seogeneration11: Seohyun said tt the article was wrong. Only U is abt finding true love. she wrote it within one day on her Switzerland?
From @HRHFoundation on Tue Sep 16 09:24:21 EDT 2014 #Switzerland requests #Belarus to respect minimum standards when applying death penalty and to immediately consider a moratorium #HRC27
From @HelpSnowden on Tue Sep 16 09:24:12 EDT 2014 RT @FrancisDMillet: Leaked Documents Imply Switzerland would shield Edward Snowden from US extradition http://t.co/AoYucMLEjW via @MailOnli?
From @KoriForleo on Tue Sep 16 09:24:12 EDT 2014 RT @EverydayWow: I'd like to walk this path....Mountain Valley, Bern, Switzerland http://t.co/3SS8REy8C1
From @Odearts on Tue Sep 16 09:24:07 EDT 2014 RT @FerdiStam: Vincent van Gogh - Courtyard of the Hospital in Arles (1889) Oskar Reinhart Foundation, Winterthur, Switzerland #art http://?
From @UrmyEuphoria on Tue Sep 16 09:24:05 EDT 2014 RT @Seogeneration11: Seohyun said tt the article was wrong. Only U is abt finding true love. she wrote it within one day on her Switzerland?
From @JoseBordiga on Tue Sep 16 09:23:51 EDT 2014 RT @FactsInYourFace: Nepal is the only country that doesn't have a rectangular flag. Switzerland is the only country with a square flag.
From @ArtistsUnitedWW on Tue Sep 16 09:23:32 EDT 2014 Which country will @arikakane chart in today? "It's There" is in the #Top10 in #Canada #Spain #Switzerland #Brazil & #25 in #Netherlands!
From @LorasNetwork on Tue Sep 16 09:23:31 EDT 2014 The 2nd International Loras Workshop in Zug, Switzerland... http://t.co/prNaGWIo69
From @timstafford78 on Tue Sep 16 09:23:22 EDT 2014 I'm doing poems in Switzerland next month. If you hear me complain about anything before that, feel free to kick me in the junk.
From @nonchabi on Tue Sep 16 09:23:12 EDT 2014 RT @Seogeneration11: Seohyun said tt the article was wrong. Only U is abt finding true love. she wrote it within one day on her Switzerland?