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Geography Statistics of Switzerland

Switzerland's Information

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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
  • Coastline: 0 km landlocked (0 miles)
  • Land Area:
    ( land) 15,443 sq miles (39,997 sq km)
    ( water) 494 sq miles (1,280 sq km)
    ( TOTAL) 15,937 sq miles (41,277 sq km)

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  • Land Area: (all countries)
  • Land Divisions: There are 26 cantons in Switzerland, including: Aargau, Appenzell Ausser-Rhoden, Appenzell Inner-Rhoden, Basel-Landschaft, Basel-Stadt, Bern, Fribourg, Geneve, Glarus, Graubunden, Jura, Luzern, Neuchatel, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Sankt Gallen, Schaffhausen, Schwyz, Solothurn, Thurgau, Ticino, Uri, Valais, Vaud, Zug, Zurich
  • Horizontal Width: 233.14 miles (374.97 km) from Bern east to Chur
  • Vertical Length: 273.45 miles (439.35 km) from Locarno north to Schaffhausen

    Note: Lengths and widths are point-to-point, straight-line measurements from a Mercator map projection, and will vary some using other map projections
  • Bordering Countries: (5) Austria, France, Italy, Liechtenstein, Germany
  • Geographic Center: About 27.8 miles (44.74 km) south of Lucerne
  • Highest Point: Dufourspitze 15,206 ft (4,634 m)
  • Lowest Point: Lake Maggiore 639 ft (195 m)
  • Latitude and Longitude
  • Relative Location
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.

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