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Official Name Switzerland
Lat Long26 30 S, 31 30 E
Area15,940 sq mi (41,285 sq km)
Largest CityZurich
Official LanguagesGerman, French, Italian, Romansh
Major ReligionZionist 40% (a blend of Christianity and indigenous ancestral worship), Roman Catholic 20%, Muslim 10%, other 30% (includes Anglican, Baha'i, Methodist, Mormon, Jewish)
Form of GovernmentFederal semi-direct democracy under multi-partyparliamentary directorial republic
Vice PresidentNA
Prime MinisterNA
CurrencySwiss franc (CHF)
GDP$480.938 billion (2015 estimate)
Calling Code41
Time ZoneCET (UTC+1) Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Where is Switzerland?
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The Swiss Confederation is a landlocked country, consisting of 26 cantos. It is a federal republic located in Western Europe. It shares its borders with Germany to the north, France to the west, Italy to the south, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east.
What is the capital of Switzerland?
Bern is the capital of Switzerland. Its geographic coordinates are 46 57N, 7 27E. It is the fourth-most populous city in the country, and was founded in 12th century. It covers an area of 19.9 square miles and has an estimated population of 124,381. The historic town in Benn is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

How big is Switzerland?
Switzerland covers an area of 15,940 square miles and has an estimated population of 7,666,500. Its geographic coordinates are 45 48N, 5 11E.

What is the currency of Switzerland?
The Swiss franc is the official currency of Switzerland. Its ISO 4217 code is CHF and is issued by the Swiss National Bank.

Which is the largest city of Switzerland?
Located in central Switzerland, Zurich is the largest city of Switzerland. It is also the capital of the canton of Zurich. It covers an area of 35.48 square miles and has an estimated population of 372,047. It is one of the leading global cities and is among the world's largest financial centers.

What is the official language of Switzerland?
German, French, Italian, and Romansh are the official languages of Switzerland.

What is the religion of Switzerland?
There is no official state religion in Switzerland. The predominant religion of the country is Christianity. Islam and Eastern Orthodoxy are sizable minority religions in the country. Other non-Christian minority groups include Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, and other religions.

What is the literacy rate of Switzerland?
The total adult literacy rate of Switzerland is 99%.

Who is the political leader of Switzerland?
The Federal constitution of Switzerland is one of the oldest constitutions in the world. The Federal Council acts as collective Head of State. The President is elected by the Assembly and is a primus inter pares. Doris Leuthard is the current President of the Confederation. She assumed office on January 1, 2003.

When is the National Day of Switzerland celebrated?
August 1 is the National Day of Switzerland. Since 1994, it is celebrated as a national holiday. It commemorates the foundation of the Swiss confederacy, which is traditionally dated to August 1, 1291.

What is the economy of Switzerland like?
In 2010, the GDP of Switzerland was $527.9 billion, while its GDP per capita was $75,440 (nominal). It is one of the world's most stable economies. Tertiary sector accounts for 73.3% of the GDP, followed by secondary: 25.6%, and primary: 1.1%. About 4.8% of the population lives below poverty line, and in May 2011, the unemployment rate was 3.0%. Machinery, chemicals, watches, textiles, and precision instruments are the major industries in the country. Major trading partners are Germany, US, Italy, France, UK, Spain, and Netherlands.

Last Update on: July 01, 2017

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