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Switzerland's Information

Flag of Switzerland
Land Area 39,997 km2
Water Area 1,280 km2
Total Area 41,277km2 (#132)
Population 8,179,294 (#97)
Population Density 204.50/km2
Government Type Federal Republic (formally A Confederation)
GDP (PPP) $496.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $59,400
Currency Franc (CHF)
Largest Cities
  • Name: Switzerland
    (long form) Swiss Confederation
  • Capital City: Bern (123,466 pop.)
  • Switzerland Population: 7,996,026 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Swiss franc
    (conversion rates)

    swiss franc
    10 francs
  • Ethnicity: German 65%, French 18%, Italian 10%, Romansch 1%, other 6%
  • GDP total: $362.4 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $54,600 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: 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 (official) 0.5%, other 2.8%

    note: German, French, Italian, and Romansch are all national and official languages
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Bern, Lausanne
  • Name: Switzerland's name comes from the German derivative Suito and the Schwyz canton in the central part of the country
  • National Day: August 1
  • Religion: Roman Catholic 41.8%, Protestant 35.3%, Muslim 4.3%, Orthodox 1.8%, other Christian 0.4%, other 1%, unspecified 4.3%, none 11.1%
  • Symbols
This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

Switzerland Trivia

What Is The Capital Of Switzerland?

Switzerland does not have an official capital city. When Switzerland became a country in 1848, it was decided that the country would have no official capital city in an effort to award every territory in the country equal importance. However, Bern was selected to host the nation's federal government, becoming the de facto capital.

What is the Capital of Switzerland?

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