Information about Switzerland
Also known as Confoederatio Helvetica (therefore the abbreviation CH)
Here you can find a lot of information about Switzerland, a small but well known country in the heart of Europe. While the author takes every effort to keep this information accurate and up to date, there is no guarantee for correctness. All information is subject to change without notice. For comments, suggestions and questions, use our contact form.
Switzerland at a glance:
- Name: Switzerland and Confoederatio Helvetica (therefore the abbreviation CH) - more ...
- Location: Central Europe (GMT+1) - more ...
- Size: 41285 km² - more ...
- Climate: General information, diagrams and weather forecast - more ...
- Capital: Bern City - more ...
- Currency: Swiss Francs (CHF) - more ... - The Euro (EUR) is not an official currency but ...
- Phone: Since May 1st 2002, the area code must be dialed even for local calls - more ...
- Education: From Kindergarten to University - more ...
- Food: Cheese, chocolate and much more ...
- History: Founded in 1291, independent since 1648 - more ...
- Languages: There are four official languages in Switzerland - more ...
- Swiss National Park: Information about and lots of pictures of the Swiss National Park (SNP) - more ...
- Statistical information: Figures and facts ...
- Do you need information about train connections, prices and more ?
See Switzerland's Railroad website at www.sbb.ch.
They also provide information particularly designed for people from foreign countries in English, German, French
- Looking for an address of a friend or company ? Use this online phone book !
- Looking for a place or do you need directions ? Use this interactive map !
- Search engines dedicated to Switzerland:
- Other interesting websites:
- presence switzerland - its mission is to convey knowledge about Switzerland, to create understanding and empathy for our country and to highlight its diversity and attractiveness.
- Swiss Infodesk is an annotated link directory of selected online information about Switzerland. They also provide research support.
- swissworld - information portal with comprehensive information about Switzerland in its diversity.
- www.ch.ch - a partnership project of the Swiss Confederation, Cantons and Communes ("Guichet virtuel")
- www.swissemb.org - website of the embassy of Switzerland in Washington, D.C.
- Swiss made - products, design, souvenirs and gifts made in Switzerland
- Switzerland.tv - a comprehensive presentation of Switzerland for those who love Swiss products and would like to know what Switzerland can offer.
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