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Switzerland Introduction

Switzerland is a small European country known for its beautiful, snow-capped mountains and freedom-loving people. The Alps and the Jura Mountains cover more than half of Switzerland.

But most of the Swiss people live on a plateau that extends across the middle of the country between the two mountain ranges. In this region are most of Switzerland's industries and its richest farmlands. Switzerland's capital, Bern, and largest city, Zurich, are also there.

A Short Background

Switzerland's independence and neutrality have long been honored by the major European powers and Switzerland was not involved in either of the two World Wars.

The political and economic integration of Europe over the past half century, as well as Switzerland's role in many UN and international organizations, may be rendering obsolete the country's concern for neutrality.

1UpTravel's Guide to Switzerland

Topography of Switzerland - Read more about the geography and topography of Switzerland

History of Switzerland - Presents a detailed historical background and culture of Switzerland

Life & People of Switzerland - Study the characteristics, background, and details on the people of Switzerland

Local Cuisine of Switzerland - Find out delicious local cuisines of Switzerland

Holidays in Switzerland - Check out a list of the local holidays in Switzerland

Festivals in Switzerland - Learn about the festivals in Switzerland

Embassies of Switzerland - Provides an Embassy database for Switzerland

Administration facts of Switzerland - Learn about the governmental administration facts of Switzerland

Newstands in Switzerland - Browse through a collection of local online newspapers of Switzerland

Attractions in Switzerland - Discover the best places to visit, sight seeing, and tourist attractions in Switzerland

Maps of Switzerland - Discover a detailed map of Switzerland

Map Database of Switzerland - Browse a large collection of city, country, historical, political, thematic, and shaded relief maps of Switzerland

Flags of Switzerland - Uncover the flag images and description of the flag of Switzerland. Includes historical flags, symbols, and related information

Weather for cities of Switzerland - Browse weather forecast, hourly conditions, temperature, sunrise, sunset, and other weather related reports for the cities of Switzerland

Shopping in Switzerland - Find out the best places for shopping in Switzerland

Restaurants in Switzerland - Browse a list of eat-outs in Switzerland

Geography of Switzerland - Highlights the location, map references, area, land boundaries, climate, natural resources, land use, natural hazards, environment, and geography of Switzerland

People of Switzerland - Learn about the population, age structure, birth and death rate, sex ratio, nationality, ethnic groups, religions, languages, and literacy in Switzerland

Government and Politics in Switzerland - Profiles the country name, government type, administrative divisions, independence, national holiday, constitution, legal system, suffrage, executive, legislative, and judicial branches, political parties and leaders, and a flag description of Switzerland.

Economy of Switzerland - Study the GDP, growth rate, per capita, inflation, labor, budget, industries, exports, imports, currency, exchange rates, and economy of Switzerland

Communications in Switzerland - Browse statistics on telephones, mobile and cellular lines in use, radio broadcast stations, televisions, internet country code, ISP's, internet users, and facts on communications in Switzerland

Transportation in Switzerland - Offers statistical details on the railways, highways, waterways, ports & harbors, airports, and other facts on transportation in Switzerland

Military of Switzerland - Provides statistics on military branches, army, air force, navy, manpower, military service, expenditure, and facts on military in Switzerland

Transnational Issues of Switzerland - Explore international disputes and transnational issues of Switzerland


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