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Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation is a landlocked country in . It has borders with to the west, to the south, and to the east and to the north.
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is the largest city in , with a population of some 400,000 in the city proper and 1.3 million in the metro area.

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One of Switzerland's underrated tourist destinations, has a beautiful medieval old town centre, a fascinating carnival, and several world class art museums built by architects like Renzo Piano, Mario Botta and Herzog & De Meuron.

, 's second-most populous city and the largest French-speaking city …

, the capital of the canton of Vaud, is a medium sized city which sits at the northernmost point of Lake Geneva.

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comprises most of the French part of with the exception of the .

is a region in . It encompasses the metropolitan area around Switzerland's biggest city .

The is exactly that: a long, narrow, L-shaped valley in the .

, sometimes also called Grisons, is a region and canton of .

The southern end of canton Berne includes some of the tallest and most famous peaks in including the Jungfrau and the Eiger, know as the Berner Oberland.

The five cantons of Uri, Schwyz, Nidwalden, Obwalden and Lucerne surrounding the Vierwaldstättersee are the original birthplace of the Swiss Confederation and the origin of the legend of William Tell.

The central, flatter part of the canton of Berne is marketed as the Swiss Mittelland by the Swiss tourism office.

is a region in . It spans the cantons of Schaffhausen, Thurgau, St.

Switzerland

  • Location: ,
  • Population: 8,480,000
  • Latitude of center: 46.95° or 46° 57' north
  • Longitude of center: 8.2° or 8° 12' east
  • Elevation: 931 meters (3054 feet)
  • Capital: Bern
  • Area: 41,290 km² (15,942 miles²)
  • Languages: German, French, Italian and Romansh
  • Currency: Franc (CHF)
  • Phone code: 41
  • Internet domain: .ch
  • Neighbors: , , , and
  • GeoNames ID: 2658434

Other Names for Switzerland

  • Afrikaans: Switserland
  • Akan: Swetzaland
  • Albanian: Zvicër
  • Amharic: ስዊዘርላንድ
  • Arabic: سويسرا
  • Armenian: Շվեյցարիա
  • Azerbaijani: isveçriya
  • Bambara: Suwisi
  • Basque: Suitza
  • Belarusian: Швейцарыя
  • Bengali: সুইজর্লণ্ড
  • Bengali: সুইজারল্যান্ড
  • Bosnian: Švajcarska
  • Breton: Suis
  • Bulgarian: Швейцария
  • Burmese: ဆွစ်ဇလန်
  • Catalan: Suïssa
  • Central Khmer: ស្វីស
  • Chinese: 瑞士
  • Croatian: Švicarska
  • Czech: Švýcarsko
  • Danish: Schweiz
  • Dutch: Zwitserland
  • Dzongkha: སུའིཊ་ཛར་ལེན
  • Esperanto: Svisujo
  • Estonian: Ĩveits
  • Estonian: Šveits
  • Ewe: Switzerland nutome
  • Faroese: Sveis
  • Finnish: Sveitsi
  • French: Confédération Suisse
  • French: Suisse
  • Fulah: Suwiis
  • Galician: Suíza
  • Ganda: Switizirandi
  • Georgian: შვეიცარია
  • German: Schweiz
  • German: Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft
  • Greek: Ελβετία
  • Gujarati: સ્વિટ્ઝર્લૅન્ડ
  • Hausa: Suwizalan
  • Hebrew: שווייץ
  • Hebrew: שוויץ
  • Hindi: स्विटज़रलैंड
  • Hindi: स्विस
  • Hungarian: Svájc
  • Icelandic: Sviss
  • Indonesian: Swiss
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Suissa
  • Irish: An Eilvéis
  • Italian: Confederazione Svizzera
  • Italian: Svizzera
  • Japanese: スイス
  • Japanese: スイス連邦
  • Kalaallisut: Schweizi
  • Kannada: ಸ್ವಿಡ್ಜರ್‌ಲ್ಯಾಂಡ್
  • Kazakh: Швейцария
  • Kikuyu: Uswisi
  • Korean: 스위스
  • Kurdish: سویسرا
  • Lao: ສະວິດເຊີແລນ
  • Latin: Confoederatio Helvetica
  • Latvian: Šveice
  • Lingala: Swisɛ
  • Lithuanian: Šveicarija
  • Luba-Katanga: Swise
  • Macedonian: Швајцарија
  • Malagasy: Soisa
  • Malayalam: സ്വിറ്റ്സര്‍ലാന്‍ഡ്
  • Maltese: Svizzera
  • Marathi: स्वित्झर्लंड
  • Nepali (macrolanguage): स्विजरल्याण्ड
  • Northern Sami: Šveica
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Sveits
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Sveits
  • Occitan (post 1500): Soïssa
  • Oriya (macrolanguage): ସ୍ବିଜରଲ୍ୟାଣ୍ଡ
  • Persian: سوئیس
  • Polish: Szwajcaria
  • Portuguese: Suíça
  • Pushto: سویس
  • Romanian: Elveția
  • Romansh: Svizra
  • Rundi: Ubusuwisi
  • Russian: Швейцария
  • Sango: Sûîsi
  • Serbian: Швајцарска
  • Sinhala: ස්විස්ටර්ලන්තය
  • Slovak: Švajčiarsko
  • Slovenian: Švica
  • Somali: Swiiserlaand
  • Spanish: Suiza
  • Swahili (macrolanguage): Uswisi
  • Swedish: Schweiz
  • Tamil: ஸ்விட்சர்லாந்து
  • Telugu: స్విట్జర్లేండ్
  • Thai: สวิตเซอร์แลนด์
  • Tibetan: ཧྲུད་ཧྲི།
  • Tigrinya: ስዊዘርላንድ
  • Tonga (Tonga Islands): Suisilani
  • Turkish: İsviçre
  • Ukrainian: Швейцарія
  • Urdu: سوئٹزر لینڈ
  • Vietnamese: Thụy Sĩ
  • Welsh: Y Swistir
  • Yoruba: Orílẹ́ède switiṣilandi
  • Zulu: i-Switzerland
  • Confederatio Helvetica
  • Helvetia
  • Schwiz
  • Swiss Confederation
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