Switzerland Facts and Culture

  • Family: The Swiss who live in urban areas tend to have small families; one or two children are the norm. Multi-generational... More
  • Fashion: Conservative casual clothes are the norm for people in Switzerland outside of the office.  When in the office businessmen wear a conservative... More
  • Visiting: The Swiss are known for their use of polite formalities at social functions or in business transactions. They greet friends... More

Switzerland Facts

Switzerland stats

Capital Bern
Government Type formally a confederation but similar in structure to a federal republic
Currency CHF
Population 8,121,830
Total Area 15,937 Square Miles
41,277 Square Kilometers
Location Central Europe, east of France, north of Italy
Language German (official) 63.7%, French (official) 19.2%, Italian (official) 7.6%, Romansch (official) 0.6%, other 8.9%

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