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Where is Switzerland
About Map: Map showing where is Switzerland located in the World.
The given Switzerland location map shows that the Switzerland is located in the western part of Europe continent. Switzerland map also shows that it shares its international boundaries with Germany in the north, France in the west, Italy in the south, Austria in the east, and a very small country Liechtenstein in the north-east. Likewise, Switzerland is the landlocked country.

The climate type of Switzerland is largely temperate but it varies from snowfall regions to Mediterranean climate because of the altitudes of the country. Though, the capital city of the country is Berne but Zurich and Geneva the two cities of Switzerland are the global cities because of the economic activities and industrialization. In addition, Geneva homes the headquarters of some of the top international organizations and also the top venue for the international meetings of political leaders as well as business tycoons. Above all, these two cities Zurich and Geneva are the world's number second and third ranked cities in terms of highest quality of life respectively.

The government type of Switzerland is a federal parliamentary democratic republic featured with multi-party system. Under this political system, the Federal Council of Switzerland is the head of government and the executive power is exercised by the government and the federal administration.

Moreover, Switzerland is one of the richest countries of the world in terms of per capita gross domestic product because Switzerland has a stable, modern and one of the most capitalist economy systems in the world. The significant industries of the country are Chemicals, health and pharmaceutical, banking, musical instruments, measuring instruments, real estate, insurance, and tourism. And, some of the important companies are Glencore, Nestle, Hoffmann-La Roche, Novartis, The Swatch Group, ABB and Adecco.

Quick Facts
Continent Europe
Where is Located Switzerland is a country located in the Western Europe
Coordinates 46.95, 7.45
Capital Bern
Largest City Zürich
Neighboring Countries Austria, France, Italy, Liechtenstein, Germany
Administrative divisions26 cantons
Area 15,940 sq mi (41,285 sq km)
Population8,000,000 (2012)
Official Language German, French, Italian, Romansh
Currency Swiss franc (CHF)
ISO Alpha-2 CodeCH
ISO Alpha-3 Code CHE
ISO Numeric Code756
GDP $636.059 billion
Calling code 41
Time Zone CET (UTC+1)
Internet TLD .ch