Facts About Switzerland

Facts About Switzerland

  • Location: Switzerland is located in Central Europe, east of France and north of Italy

  • Language: German, French, and Italian are the main languages spoken in this country.

  • Currency: Swiss francs (CHF)

  • Population: 7,623,438 (July 2010 est.)

  • Land Size: 41,277 square kilometers

  • Capital: Bern

  • Borders: Austria, France, Italy, Liechtenstein, and Germany

  • Bordering Body of Water: None

  • Industries: machinery, chemicals, watches, textiles, precision instruments, tourism, banking, and insurance

  • Agriculture: grains, fruits, vegetables; meat, eggs

  • Land divisions:
    Switzerland is divided into 26 cantons: Aargau, Appenzell Ausser-Rhoden, Appenzell Inner-Rhoden, Basel-Landschaft, Basel-Stadt, Bern, Fribourg, Geneve, Glarus, Graubunden, Jura, Luzern, Neuchatel, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Sankt Gallen, Schaffhausen, Schwyz, Solothurn, Thurgau, Ticino, Uri, Valais, Vaud, Zug, Zurich

  • Major Cities:
    Zürich, Genève, Basel, Bern, Lausanne, Winterthur, Sankt Gallen, Luzern, Zürich, Biel

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