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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: VoxWed, 27 May 2015 03:10:33 -0700
FIFA's huge corruption and bribery scandal, explained

FIFA director of communications Walter de Gregorio, during a press conference held after the arrests. (Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images). Swiss officials arrested seven officials from FIFA, the governing body of international soccer, early Wednesday ...   read full story

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Publisher: Washington Post (blog)Wed, 27 May 2015 08:17:36 -0700
How the US can arrest FIFA officials in Switzerland, explained read full story
Publisher: NPRWed, 27 May 2015 01:06:26 -0700
U.S. Indicts 14 In FIFA Corruption Inquiry read full story
Publisher: TIMEWed, 27 May 2015 10:20:38 -0700
Switzerland Plans to Close Loopholes that Let International Sporting ... read full story
Publisher: Wall Street Journal (blog)Wed, 27 May 2015 12:07:30 -0700
How Will the US Extradite FIFA Officials From Switzerland? read full story
Publisher: CNNTue, 26 May 2015 21:15:10 -0700
FIFA corruption probe targets 'World Cup of fraud,' IRS chief says read full story


Publisher: RTWed, 27 May 2015 03:30:00 -0700
EU & Switzerland ink historic agreement to end Swiss banking secrecy

The European Union and Switzerland have signed a tax transparency agreement that will put an end to Swiss banking secrecy for EU residents. The sides will start automatically sharing data on residents' financial accounts from 2018. "Today's agreement ...   read full story

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Publisher: Wall Street JournalWed, 27 May 2015 04:24:24 -0700
Switzerland, EU to Share Tax Information read full story
Publisher: ForbesMon, 25 May 2015 22:47:59 -0700
Switzerland Publishes Tax Evader List read full story
Publisher: Economic TimesWed, 27 May 2015 05:00:00 -0700
Switzerland signs automatic information exchange pact with EU read full story
Publisher: BBC NewsWed, 27 May 2015 04:37:30 -0700
Tax evasion: EU-Switzerland sign deal 'to end banking secrecy' read full story
Publisher: Deutsche WelleWed, 27 May 2015 06:41:15 -0700
EU, Switzerland sign tax info exchange deal read full story


Publisher: NewsweekWed, 27 May 2015 11:00:00 -0700
How the US Went After FIFA Even Though It's Based in Switzerland

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch at a news conference on Wednesday discusses corruption charges for FIFA officials and sports media and promotions executives at the U.S. Attorney's Office of the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn. Shannon ...   read full story

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Publisher: NBCSports.comWed, 27 May 2015 05:30:57 -0700
FIFA releases statement regarding arrests, says it is ?fully cooperating? with ... read full story


Publisher: NDTVTue, 26 May 2015 22:56:58 -0700
After Switzerland Names 7 Indians, More Expected, Say Officials

Bern, Switzerland: As India tries to uncover who has stashed untaxed money abroad, Switzerland is, in an unusual deviation from its super-secretive banking rules, releasing the names of people who are being investigated for alleged tax evasion in their ...   read full story

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Publisher: FirstpostTue, 26 May 2015 19:15:00 -0700
Black money probe: India seeks details on foreign entities from Switzerland read full story
Publisher: Economic TimesTue, 26 May 2015 13:15:00 -0700
Swiss account row: Yash Birla named among 5 other Indians by Switzerland for ... read full story
Publisher: Deutsche WelleSun, 24 May 2015 22:03:45 -0700
Foreign taxpayers named by Switzerland read full story
Publisher: Times of IndiaMon, 25 May 2015 09:59:23 -0700
Black money: Switzerland discloses names of two Indians read full story
Publisher: Daily MailTue, 26 May 2015 17:12:15 -0700
Finance Minister praises Switzerland for naming Indians with Swiss bank accounts read full story
Publisher: Hindustan TimesMon, 25 May 2015 09:44:54 -0700
Switzerland names foreign nationals, including 2 Indian women, being probed ... read full story

Switzerland Tweets

From @rugamasolanoru on Wed May 27 15:36:07 EDT 2015 1939B SWITZERLAND 10 Rappen Swiss Coin http://t.co/kWw4c3C3Yp http://t.co/tgymhLMFF4
From @dailyrapid on Wed May 27 15:36:06 EDT 2015 Switzerland To Open Bitcoin Bank As Crypto "Fort Knox" Relocates To Zurich http://t.co/yIvpvx4YrX
From @addagirl73 on Wed May 27 15:36:04 EDT 2015 Lake Neuchatel at sunset #yverdon #switzerland @ Lake Neuchâtel https://t.co/3Ip8sLaGlW
From @USNewsonline on Wed May 27 15:35:59 EDT 2015 FIFA now subject to federal probes in US, Switzerland http://t.co/5It3ksmSIO
From @toyeenb on Wed May 27 15:35:58 EDT 2015 #WorldCup sponsor @adidas reacts to d arrest of @FIFAcom officials: Read Statement http://t.co/ckvFqavXwQ #Switzerland #USA #UK #Dubai #UAE
From @EdouardSoutzo on Wed May 27 15:35:56 EDT 2015 Switzerland To Open Bitcoin Bank As Crypto "Fort Knox" Relocates To Zurich http://t.co/5tjhbCg3po #trading #stocks http://t.co/6wyKhIAJSJ
From @dsbttv_potamkin on Wed May 27 15:35:56 EDT 2015 RT @Reisebiene: @tomgreenlive thank you guy for your periscope-Show ?? enjoy your day.....greetings from Switzerland http://t.co/08VM5Pnc2s
From @mary_ethridge on Wed May 27 15:35:38 EDT 2015 RT @TheWorldStories: Switzerland is beautiful ? http://t.co/kAwGLaJ9OZ
From @quntanaseptimo on Wed May 27 15:35:38 EDT 2015 Switzerland: franc silver 1913 VF http://t.co/bEBJn7i4BU http://t.co/RhkXo8C08d
From @micwalker on Wed May 27 15:35:26 EDT 2015 @RafranzDavis Unfortunately, no. My family is heading to Switzerland the 29th. Have to wait till August to connect @ the Learning Institute!
From @RajeevKhannaDxb on Wed May 27 15:35:18 EDT 2015 After Switzerland Names 7 Indians, More Expected, Say Officials http://t.co/BXB9RAEP16
From @recuweb on Wed May 27 15:35:16 EDT 2015 RT @hpcch: Register to Introduction to GPU programming with CUDA and OpenACC at CSCS, Switzerland @cscsch http://t.co/2S46WoYSWv
From @Cierra_Kitty on Wed May 27 15:35:13 EDT 2015 RT @TheWorldStories: Switzerland is beautiful ? http://t.co/kAwGLaJ9OZ
From @Boston2024News on Wed May 27 15:35:11 EDT 2015 RT @AnneMostue: Boston 2024 leadership comment on their meeting with the International Olympic Committee in Switzerland. #Boston2024 http:/?
From @WLW_Switzerland on Wed May 27 15:35:11 EDT 2015 RT @MgazineVirtual: Ya viste la nueva sesión fotográfica del actor #WilliamLevy para #EstiloDF. http://t.co/x2neCA8IW0