|Land Area||39,997 km2|
|Water Area||1,280 km2|
|Total Area||41,277km2 (#132)|
|Government Type||Federal Republic (formally A Confederation)|
|GDP (PPP)||$496.00 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$59,400|
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- 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
- 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%,
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%
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?
Are There Any Female Heads of Government?
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