Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation is a mountainous country in . Switzerland is known for its mountains but it also has a central plateau of rolling hills, plains, and large lakes.

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is the largest city in Switzerland, with a population of some 435,000 in the city, and 1.3 million in the metro area. Photo: ויקיג'אנקי, CC BY-SA 4.0.

, sometimes also called Grisons, is a region and canton of Switzerland. Photo: Böhringer, CC BY-SA 2.5.

The is exactly that: a long, narrow, L-shaped valley in the Swiss . Photo: Debugman, CC BY 3.0.

The canton of is the third largest of the Swiss cantons by population and fourth by size. Photo: Annickjaquillard, CC BY-SA 4.0.


comprises most of the French part of Switzerland with the exception of the . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a region in Switzerland. It encompasses the metropolitan area around Switzerland's biggest city . Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

The southern end of canton Berne includes some of the tallest and most famous peaks in Switzerland including the Jungfrau and the Eiger, know as the Berner Oberland. Photo: Ximonic, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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. Photo: Ypsilon from Finland, CC0.

is a region in Switzerland. It spans the cantons of Schaffhausen, Thurgau, St. Photo: Böhringer, CC BY-SA 2.5.

is an Italian-speaking region in Switzerland. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The central, flatter part of the canton of Berne is marketed as the Swiss Mittelland by the Swiss tourism office. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is a region in Switzerland. Photo: Lucazzitto, CC BY-SA 3.0.


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