Switzerland

Federal republic in Central Europe

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a country situated at the confluence of Western, Central, and Southern Europe. It is a federal republic composed of 26 cantons, with federal authorities based in Bern. Switzerland is a landlocked country bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. It is geographically divided among the Swiss Plateau, the Alps, and the Jura, spanning a total area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi), and land area of 39,997 km2 (15,443 sq mi). While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 8.5 million is concentrated mostly on the plateau, where the largest cities and economic centres are located, among them Zürich, Geneva and Basel. These cities are home to several offices of international organisations such as the headquarters of FIFA, the UN's second-largest Office, and the main building of the Bank for International Settlements. The main international airports of Switzerland are also located in these cities.

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Swiss startup Climeworks has been a pioneer in efforts to capture carbon dioxide from the air and store it in underground rock formations. | Image courtesy of..
2 days ago • The Verge

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Terrorist attacks inspired by the Islamic State group remain likely in Europe, with Switzerland not invulnerable to such threats, says the Federal...
3 days ago • WorldNews
The "unique" antique was taken by an organised crime group from a collection in Switzerland, police said.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

A large Trump rally in Ocala, Florida, looked nothing like a Zurich music festival, though social posts claim otherwise.
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The number of hotels with a bitcoin ATM on-site is growing in Switzerland. The latest announcement came from The Dolder Grand, a luxury hotel and spa in Zurich,..
1 week ago • WorldNews

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