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Switzerland is a nation in central Europe.

federal republic in Western Europe
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Instance of sovereign state (12 September 1848),
country (12 September 1848),
landlocked country,
confederation (7 August 1815, 11 September 1848),
federation (12 September 1848),
administrative territorial entity
Named after
LocationCentral Europe, Switzerland
  • Bern (28 November 1848, de facto)
Basic form of government
  • directorial system
  • federal republic (12 September 1848)
Legislative body
Executive body
Highest judicial authority
Official language
Head of state
  • 12 September 1848
  • 8,211,700 ±100 (September 2014)
  • 41,285 square kilometre
Top-level Internet domain
  • .ch
official website
Authority control

46° 47′ 54.82″ N, 8° 13′ 55.1″ E

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list of coats of arms of SwitzerlandEdit

flag of SuisseEdit

Federal CouncilEdit

canton of SwitzerlandEdit

(listed in the order given in the federal constitution)

municipality of SwitzerlandEdit


Selected maps are included in the   Wikimedia Atlas of Switzerland .

geographic regionEdit

Lake Geneva regionEdit

Main galleries: Canton of Geneva and Vaud.

Canton of ValaisEdit

Canton of FribourgEdit

Berner Mittelland – Région de Berne – BerneseEdit

Related galleries: Cantons of Berne, Solothurn, Aargau

Watch Valley – Vallata degli orologiEdit

Related galleries: Cantons of Neuchâtel, Jura, Berne

Region Basel – Région de Bâle – Area di BasileaEdit

Related galleries: Cantons of Basel-City, Basel-Country

Berner Oberland – Oberland bernois – Oberland BerneseEdit

Related gallery: Canton of Berne

Central SwitzerlandEdit

Main galleries: Canton of Lucerne, Canton of Schwyz and Canton of Zug.
Main galleries: Uri, Obwalden and Nidwalden.

Tessin – TicinoEdit

Main gallery: Canton of Ticino

Region Zürich – Région de Zurich – Zurighese – Regiun da TuritgEdit

Related galleries: Cantons of Zürich, Schwyz, St. Gallen

OstschweizSuisse orientaleSvizzera orientale – Svizra orientalaEdit

Related galleries: Cantons of Glarus, St. Gallen, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Thurgau, Schaffhausen

Graubünden – Grisons – Grigioni – GrischunEdit

Main galleriy: Canton of Graubünden