The Swiss Confederation is a small landlocked federal state in central Europe, with neighbours Germany, France, Italy, Austria and Liechtenstein.
The country has a strong tradition of political and military neutrality, but also of international co-operation, as it is home to many international organisations.
It is also known as Confoederation Helvetica (CH), Latin for Swiss Confederation.
Official languages; German, French, Italian, Romansh
Largest City; Zurich
Area; 41'285 kmē
Independence; Eternal Alliance - Declared August 1, 1291 - Recognised October 24, 1648, Federal state 1848
Currency; Swiss Franc (CHF)
Time zone; UTC +1
National anthem; Swiss Psalm
Internet TLD; .CH
Phone Calling Code; 41
For a more information about Switzerland see Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This page was retrieved and condensed from (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switzerland) December 2005
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This information was correct in December 2005. E. & O.E.
During 1978, my daughter, Sarolta and I spent some time travelling around Switzerland, visiting many cities and other attractions.
We have enjoyed our stay.
In 2003 Hui Chin and I could not visit all the European countries with our Eurail Pass sojourn without exploring Switzerland.
I have visited Switzerland before in 1978, so I had the opportunity to compare my previous observations.
In 2004 Hui Chin and I revisited Switzerland twice and trully enjoyed it.
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