Switzerland

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Swiss Confederation
French: Suisse (Confédération Suisse); German: Schweiz (Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft); Italian: Svizzera (Confederazione Svizzera); Romansch: Svizra (Confederaziun Helvetica) CAPITAL: Bern FLAG: The national flag is square and consists of an equilateral white cross on a red background, each arm of the cross being one-sixth longer than its width. ANTHEM: Schweizerpsalm (German), Cantique Suisse (French), Salmo svizzero (Italian), Psalm svizzer (Romansch), Swiss Psalm (English) MONETARY UNIT: The Swiss franc (CHF) of 100 centimes, or rappen, is the national currency. There are coins of 5, 10, 20, and 50 centimes, and 1, 2, and 5 francs, and notes of 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, and 1,000 francs. CHF 1 = $1.01679 (or $1 = CHF.983484) as of...

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  • Switzerland
  • Continent

    • Europe
  • Capital City

    • Bern, Switzerland (City)
  • Population

    • 8,236,303 (July 2017 est.)
  • Language(s)

    • Italian;
    • Romansh;
    • German;
    • French;
    • Swiss German
  • Long Name

    • Swiss Confederation
  • Type of Government

    • Representative democracy
  • Currency

    • CHF Swiss Franc
  • GDP (PPP) in U.S.$

    • $81,240 (2016)
  • Area

    • 15,937 mi²
    • (41,277 km²)
  • Average Life Expectancy

    • 82.6 (2017 est.)
  • Literacy Rate

    • Not available

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