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Maps of Switzerland

The Physical Map of Switzerland displaying state boundaries, relief, mountains, Monte Rosa, Mount Matterhorn, major lakes, important cities, etc. Map of France Map of Italy Austria Map and Information Liechtenstein Map France Map italy's lake district lake lucerne

Switzerland, a small landlocked country, covers an area of 41,285 sq. km in Europe. The country is famous across the world for its picturesque landscapes. 

As observed on the physical map above, it is a highly mountainous nation covering nearly 60% of the country's area. The Alpine ranges lie to the south and the Jura Mountains to the north.

Switzerland's highest point is Dufourspitze (Monte Rosa), in the Pennine Alps, which rises to 15,206 ft (4,634 m). Also located within the Pennine Alps is the infamous Matterhorn whose summit is 4,690 ft. (4,478 m) high. The position of these mountains have been marked on the map above.

Between the mountains, there's a hilly, central plateau that extends on through the east-west axis of the country.

Moving north, the Rhine River makes up much of Switzerland's border with Germany, as well as part of Lake Constance.

Switzerland's two largest lakes are Lake Geneva (shared with France) and Lake Neuchatel - which is the largest lake entirely within the country's borders.

Cantons of Switzerland Map

Switzerland (officially, the Swiss Confederation) is divided into 26 cantons. In alphabetical order, these cantons are: Aargau (AG), Appenzell Ausserrhoden (AR), Appenzell Innerrhoden (AI), Basel-Landschaft (BL), Basel-Stadt (BS), Berne/Bern (BE), Fribourg/Freiburg (FR), Geneve [Geneva](GE), Glarus (GL), Graubuenden /Grigioni/Grischun (GR), Jura (JU), Luzern (LU), Neuchatel (NE), Nidwalden (NW), Obwalden (OW), Sankt Gallen (SG), Schaffhausen (SH), Schwyz (SZ), Solothurn (SO), Thurgall (TG), Ticino (TI), Uri (UR), Valais/Wallis (VS), Vaud (VD), Zug (ZG) and Zuerich (ZH).

Switzerland is the only country that is without an official capital city. Located on the Swiss plateau, in the west-central part of the country, the city of Bern – is the de-facto seat of the government of Switzerland. With a population of over 144,000 people, Bern is the 5th largest city and the 2nd largest canton in Switzerland.  Located in the northern part of the country, Zurich (Zuerich) is the largest city of Switzerland. It is the country’s main cultural and commercial center and the most cosmopolitan city. Zurich is also a major International financial hub. Along with Geneva, it serves as a chief gateway to the Swiss country. Switzerland is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.

Where is Switzerland?

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Switzerland is a landlocked mountainous country in Western and Central Europe. It is located both in the Northern and Eastern Hemispheres of the Earth. Switzerland is bordered by 5 European Nations: by Germany in the north; Italy in the south; Austria and Liechtenstein in the east and France in the west.

Switzerland Bordering Countries: Italy, Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein.

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Outline Map of Switzerland

The above blank outline map is of Switzerland. The map can be downloded, printed, and used for coloring or for map-pointing activities.

The above map represents the Alpine European country of Switzerland, a top tourist destination internationally.

Key Facts

Legal Name Swiss Confederation
Flag of Switzerland
Capital City Bern
46 55 N, 7 28 E
Total Area 41,277.00 km2
Land Area 39,997.00 km2
Water Area 1,280.00 km2
Population 8,574,832
Major Cities
  1. Zürich (Zurich) (1,431,538)
  2. Genève (632,830)
  3. Basel (570,433)
  4. Lausanne (459,885)
  5. Bern (440,889)
Currency Swiss francs (CHF)
GDP $703.08 Billion
GDP Per Capita $81,993.73

This page was last updated on February 24, 2021

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