Country NameSwiss Confederation
Short NameSwitzerland
CapitalNone (de jure)

Bern (de facto)

Largest cityZürich
Official languagesGerman, French, Italian, Romansh
National LanguagesGerman, French, Italian, Romansh
Religion65.5% Christianity —35.8% Roman Catholic —23.8% Swiss Reformed —5.9% Other Christian, 26.3% Irreligious, 5.3% Islam, 1.6% Others, 1.3% Unknown
Demonym(s)English: Swiss, German: Schweizer(in), French: Suisse(sse), Italian: svizzero/svizzera, or elvetico/elvetica, Romansh: Svizzer/Svizra
GovernmentFederal semi-direct democracy under a multi-party assembly-independent directorial republic
PresidentFederal Council – Simonetta Sommaruga (President)
Vice PresidentFederal Council – Guy Parmelin (Vice President)
House SpeakerIsabelle Moret
Chief JusticeUlrich Meyer
Total Area41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi)
Water (%)4.2
Total Land Area (%)39,551 km2
Population 8,570,146 (2019 estimate)
GDP (PPP) $584 billion (2020 estimate)
GDP (Nominal) $749 billion (2020 estimate)
CurrencySwiss franc (CHF)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)

Summer (DST)  UTC+2 (CEST)

Date formatdd.mm.yyyy (AD)
Mains Electricity230 V – 50 H
Driving sideRight
Calling code+41
ISO 3166 codeCH
Internet TLD.ch, .swiss
Political Parties
  1. Free Democratic Party
  2. Social Democratic Party
  3. Christian Democratic Party
  4. Swiss People’s Party
Independence Day12 September 1848
Tallest BuildingRoche Tower
Prime Tower
Basler Messeturm
Sulzer Tower
Richest PersonsErnesto Bertarelli

Gianluigi and Rafaela Aponte

Hansjoerg Wyss

Magdalena Martullo-Blocher

Top WebsiteGoogle.ch













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