|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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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:
- My Switzerland Guide (Switzerland Tourism)
- 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.
- Arosa Travel Guide
- Basel Travel Guide
- Bern Travel Guide (Capital City)
- Canton of Jura Travel Guide
- Canton of Neuchatel Guide
- Canton of Ticino Guide
- Einstein House
- Geneva Travel Guide
- Graubunden Travel Guide
- Lake Geneva Region Travel Guide
- Lucerne Travel Guide
- Lugano Travel Guide
- Montreux Riviera Guide
- Museum for Contemporary Art
- Museums of Switzerland (Dutch/French/Italian)
- Ski Switzerland
- St. Moritz Travel Guide
- Swiss National Museum
- Traveling Switzerland
- UNESCO Sites
- Valais Tourism Guide
- Watch Valley
- Zermatt and Matterhorn Travel Guide
- Zurich Travel Guide
TOURISM TRANSPORTATION:PASSPORTS - TRAVEL VISAS - WARNINGS:
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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.