• Officially: Swiss Confederation
  • Capital: Bern

Facts

  • Population: 8.3 million
  • Languages: German, French, Italian, Romansch, Bolze
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 81 years (men), 85 years (women)
  • Currency: Swiss Franc

Geography

Notes

  • One of the world’s most peaceful countries.
  • One of Europe’s wealthiest countries.
    • citizens have one of the highest living standards in the world.
  • Switzerland joined the United Nations only in 2002.
  • Surrounded by, but not a member of the the European Union.

Tourism

  • Switzerland, became part of the Schengen area after it signed the agreement on 26 October 2004 and started its implementation on 12 December 2008.

Adventures

  • St. Margrethen to Aigle (Map)
  • Swiss National Park (Map)

World Rankings

Safety & Security

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