Switzerland

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Swiss Confederation

Capital

Bern

Official language (s)

German
French
Italian
Romansh 

Area

41.285 km2

Population

7.952.600

Ethnic groups

65% - German
18% - French
10% - Italian
1% - Romansch
6% - other

Major cities
(with population)

Zurich - 372.047
Geneva - 191.803
Basel - 169.536
Bern - 133.920
Lausanne - 127.821

Currency (-ies)

Swiss frank (CHF), subdivided into 100 rappen 

Main religion (s)

38,8% - Roman Catholic
30,9% - Protestant
4,5% - Muslim
20,1% - irreligious

Time zone (s)

GTM + 01

Dialing code

+41

Climate

The Swiss climate is generally temperate, but can vary greatly between the localities, from glacial conditions on the mountaintops to the often pleasant near Mediterranean climate at Switzerland's southern tip. Summers tend to be warm and humid at times with periodic rainfall.
Average temperature ranges in Zurich are from −3 to 2°C (27 to 36°F) in January to 13 to 24°C (55 to 75°F) in July.

Administrative division

The Swiss Confederation consists of 26 cantons.

Major airports

Zurich: Zurich Airport (ZRH)
Geneva: Geneva Cointrin International Airport (GVA)
Bern: Bern Airport (BRN)
Basel: EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (BSL, MLH, EAP)
Lugano: Lugano Airport (LUG)
St. Gallen: St. Gallen-Altenrhein Airport (ACH)







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