Located in the continent of Europe, Switzerland covers 39,997 square kilometers of land and 1,280 square kilometers of water, making it the 137th largest nation in the world with a total area of 41,277 square kilometers.
Switzerland was founded as a distinct and original nation in 1291. The population of Switzerland is 7,655,628 (2012) and the nation has a density of 191 people per square kilometer.
The currency of Switzerland is the WIR Euro (CHE). As well, the people of Switzerland are refered to as Swiss.
The dialing code for the country is 41 and the top level internet domain for Swiss sites is .ch.
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|Density||191.4 / km2 ( 495.7 / mi2 )|
|Languages||German, French, Italian, Romansh|
|GDP||685,000,000,000 (2013 data)|
|GDP per Capita||89,477 (2013 data)|
|Land Area||39,997 km2 (15,443 mi2)|
|Water Area||1,280 km2 (494 mi2)|
|Neighbouring Countries||Italy, Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein|
What is the capital of Switzerland?
Bern is the capital city of Switzerland. It has a population of 121,631, and is located on a latitue of 46.95 and longitude of 7.45.
Bern is also the political center of Switzerland, which is considered a Directorial Republic, and home to its Executive (Council) head of state.
Quick Facts About Bern, the Capital Of Switzerland
|Elevation||549 meters over sea level|
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