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About Switzerland

Switzerland is a Federal Republic situated in Western Europe. The official name of Switzerland is the Swiss Confederation. Visitors are attracted mostly towards Switzerland's landscapes, and the Alpine climate, for its sheer beauty, global acclamation, but particularly for skiing and mountaineering.


Population :

8,000,000 (estimated)

Language :

German, French, Italian, Romansh

Area :

41,285 square km (15,940 square miles)

Currency :

Swiss franc (CHF)

Calling Code :

+41

Time Zone :

CET (UTC+1)
Summer (DST) - CEST (UTC+2)


Climate & Geography

The sensationally cool Alpine air blows in the highlands of Switzerland in summer. The foehn winds blows from south to east in the higher regions and construct a perfectly cool and soothing climate in summer season. The weather gets colder on higher regions. For the tourists visiting Switzerland with a plan of spending sporting holidays, the Alpine winter can prove to be paradise. The days are clear, but very cold. Average temperature in summer ranges between 20 and 25°C, while in winter it falls below the freezing point.

Switzerland lies between latitudes 45° and 48° N, and longitudes 5° and 11° E.

Territory & Capital : Switzerland is a landlocked country. It shares a border with Austria and Liechtenstein to the east, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Italy to the south. The capital of Switzerland is Bern.

Suitable Visiting Seasons : The climatic conditions for visiting Switzerland remain favorable all through the year.

Transportation

Airlines, Railways, Ships and Road transport are easily available in Switzerland for commuting.


Tourist & Immigration Info

For the details and queries regarding documents required, and other guidelines for visiting the country, please contact the nearest embassy of Switzerland.


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