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Switzerland

This page contains Switzerland country. Here you will find information about the location, capital, population, area, languages spoken and religions of the country below. Also you will be able to find out what it citizen is called, life expectancy, administrative division, districts, provinces… and more information, if you have additional questions please let us know.

Switzerland

Switzerland comprises three main linguistic and cultural regions: German, French, and Italian, to which the Romansh-speaking valleys are added. The Swiss therefore do not form a nation in the sense of a common ethnic or linguistic identity. The strong sense of belonging to the country is founded on the common historical background, shared values (federalism, direct democracy, neutrality) and Alpine symbolism. The establishment of the Swiss Confederation is traditionally dated to 1 August 1291; Swiss National Day is celebrated on the anniversary.



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Switzerland Information
Where is Switzerland? Central Europe, east of France, north of Italy
What’s the capital of Switzerland? Bern
The population of Switzerland is 7,623,438 (July 2010 est.)
What’s the area of Switzerland? 41,290 sq km
Languages spoken in Switzerland are: German (official) 63.7%, French (official) 20.4%, Italian (official) 6.5%, Serbo-Croatian 1.5%, Albanian 1.3%, Portuguese 1.2%, Spanish 1.1%, English 1%, Romansch 0.5%, other 2.8% (2000 census)
Religions of Switzerland: Roman Catholic 41.8%, Protestant 35.3%, Orthodox 1.8%, other Christian 0.4%, Muslim 4.3%, other 1%, unspecified 4.3%, none 11.1% (2000 census)
What’s the currency of Switzerland? Swiss franc (CHF)
A citizen of Switzerland is called: noun: Swiss (singular and plural) adjective: Swiss
Life expectancy in Switzerland is: male: 78.14 years female: 83.95 years (2010 est.)
Administrative divisions of Switzerland: 26 cantons (cantons, singular - canton in French; cantoni, singular - cantone in Italian; kantone, singular - kanton in German); Aargau, Appenzell Ausser-Rhoden, Appenzell Inner-Rhoden, Basel-Landschaft, Basel-Stadt, Bern, Fribourg, Geneve, Glarus, Graubunden, Jura, Luzern, Neuchatel, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Sankt Gallen, Schaffhausen, Schwyz, Solothurn, Thurgau, Ticino, Uri, Valais, Vaud, Zug, Zurich

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