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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
ATTRACTIONS: (a few major)
Just thinking about Switzerland evokes images of paradise.

Alpine peaks, glistening lakes, thermal baths, enchanting towns, cathedrals, timber houses, Swiss chocolate, fine wines and so much more make Switzerland one of the world's top destinations.

The train travel in Switzerland is easy - nearly every Swiss town is connected to the train system.

Cities to visit include Basel with its modern art and contemporary buildings, cruises on the lake in Lucerne, the Einstein house in Bern, Rheinfall, home to Europe's largest waterfall, or Zurich for shopping and nightlife.

The best spot for people watching is the playground of the rich and famous in St. Mortiz.

Switzerland is the watch-making capital of the world, home to some of the finest chocolates, and of course is the official home of the Swiss Army Knife. CONVENTION AND VISITOR BUREAUS:

  • Calling Code: 41
  • Electricity: 230V, 50Hz
  • Drive on the: Right
  • Times to Travel: Switzerland is an anytime destination, depending on priorities.

    Summer has the nicest weather, and July and August are the busiest months for tourism. In the winter, sports enthusiasts pack the ski slopes.

    April, May, September and October are ideal months to visit, as the weather is good and it's less crowded.


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This page was last updated on November 29, 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?

Are There Any Female Heads of Government?

There are many powerful women in politics around the world. Some examples are Queen Elizabeth and Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom, Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf the President of Liberia and the first female head of state in Africa.

10 Female Heads of State

What is the Busiest Airport in Switzerland?

The Zurich Airport, located in Zurich, a popular tourist destination in Switzerland, is the busiest airport in Switzerland.

The Busiest Airports In Switzerland

About the Author

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