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Switzerland is known for its neutrality. A country is neutral when it does not fight wars. Switzerland has been neutral for more than 150 years. Many international organizations are located in Switzerland. The United Nations have a main office in Switzerland.
Switzerland is a relative small country in the west of Europe. North of Switzerland is Germany. East of Switzerland are Austria and Liechtenstein. South of Switzerland is Italy. West of Switzerland is France.
Landlocked; crossroads of northern and southern Europe; along with southeastern France, northern Italy, and southwestern Austria, has the highest elevations in the Alps.
Temperate, but varies with altitude; cold, cloudy, rainy/snowy winters; cool to warm, cloudy, humid summers with occasional showers.
German (official) 63.7%, French (official) 20.4%, Italian (official) 6.5%, Serbo-Croatian 1.5%, Albanian 1.3%, Portuguese 1.2%, Spanish 1.1%, English 1%, Romansch 0.5%, other 2.8%.
Swiss franc (CHF)
Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Bern, Lausanne
Places to Visit
Zermatt, St. Moritz, Geneva, Lucerne, Zurich, Grindelwald, Grimenz, Gstaad, Saas Fee, Ascona
Altenrhein, Ascona, Basel - Mulhouse Euroarpt, Berne Belp, Berne Rr Station, Geneva, Lugano Agno, Mulhouse - Basel, Euroarpt, Sion, St. Moritz Samedan, Zurich
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