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Switzerland is a country situated in the confluence of western, central, and southern Europe.[9][note 4] It is a federal republic composed of 26 cantons, with federal authorities seated in Bern. Switzerland is a landlocked country bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. It is geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning a total area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi), and land area of 39,997 km2 (15,443 sq mi). While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 8.5 million is concentrated mostly on the plateau, where the largest cities are located, among them the two global cities and economic centres of Zürich and Geneva.
Quick Facts
Capital Bern
Government Federal semi-direct democracy
Currency Swiss franc (CHF)
Area 41,285 sq km
Population 8,570,146 (2019 estimate.)
Language German
Callingcode +41
Tld .ch
Timezone UTC +1
Electricity 230V,50Hz (Europlug)



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Master Unit and Land


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Switzerland: What is happening & Why


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