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Switzerland

What comes to mind when you think of Switzerland?

 

Mountains, snow-covered peaks, the diverse culture associated with its four national languages German, French, Italian and Rhaetian Romansh? Or perhaps the well-preserved towns and historic sites? Or rather the numerous sports opportunities on offer in the holiday land of Switzerland? Think all this - and yet some more.

 


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Facts and Figures

Switzerland is a land-locked country with great diversity and many particularities to offer on a small surface. Remarkable variety is one of Switzerland's main characteristics. The country is famous for its banks, tasty cheese, fine chocolate, precision watches, scenic beauty and public transportation.

 

Capital

Berne

 

Major Cities

Baden, Basle, Bellinzona, Berne, Biel, Brig, Chur, Fribourg, Geneva, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Lausanne, Locarno, Lugano, Lucerne, Martigny, Montreux-Vevey, Neuchâtel, Schaffhausen, Sierre, Sion, Solothurn, St. Gallen, Thun, Winterthur, Zug, Zurich

 

Neighbouring Countries

Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Liechtenstein

 

Inhabitants

7,261,200

 

Languages

German, French, Italian, Romansh

 

Climate
Due to its Central European location, Switzerland is open to climatic influences from the four main Atlantic, Northern European, Mediterranean and Continental climatic zones. On the country's Central Plateau the climate is temperate, whereas elsewhere it differs considerably from region to region.

Topography

The Alps and Pre-Alps cover 60%, the Central Plateau 30% and the Jura 10% of the country.

 

Surface

41,284 km2

Information

Switzerland Tourism
P.O. Box 695
8027 Zurich, Switzerland

 

Phone

00800 100 200 30

Fax

00800 100 200 31

info@myswitzerland.com
www.myswitzerland.com

 

Official Main Sponsor
Skoda

Official Sponsors AI

Bauhaus

Boehringer

Henkel

Intersport

konica minolta

Bauer

Raiffeisen

Ramirent

Tissot

Zepter

Zurich



Official Partners Blick

Coca Cola

EuroChem

Feldschlösschen

isostar

Kinder Nutella

MATTONI

Nivea for Men

ORTEMA

POSTFINANCE

SBB

Swisscom

Toshiba

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