Confoederatio Helvetica

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federal republic in Western Europe
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Instance ofsovereign state (12 September 1848),
country (12 September 1848),
landlocked country,
confederation (7 August 1815, 11 September 1848),
federation (12 September 1848),
administrative territorial entity
Named after
  • Bern (28 November 1848, de facto)
Basic form of government
  • directorial system
  • federal republic (12 September 1848)
Legislative body
Executive body
Official language
Head of state
Head of government
  • 12 September 1848
  • 8,211,700 ±100 (September 2014)
  • 41,285 square kilometre
Top-level Internet domain
  • .ch
official website
Authority control
VIAF ID: 154323889
GND ID: 4053881-3
OSM relation ID: 51701

46° 47′ 54.82″ N, 8° 13′ 55.1″ E

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Switzerland is a nation in central Europe.

list of coats of arms of Switzerland[edit]

flag of Suisse[edit]

Federal Council[edit]

canton of Switzerland[edit]

(listed in the order given in the federal constitution)

municipality of Switzerland[edit]


Selected maps are included in the Wikimedia-logo.svg Wikimedia Atlas of SwitzerlandTerrestrial globe.svg.

geographic region[edit]

Lake Geneva region[edit]

Main galleries: Canton of Geneva and Vaud.

Canton of Valais[edit]

Canton of Fribourg[edit]

Berner Mittelland – Région de Berne – Bernese[edit]

Related galleries: Cantons of Berne, Solothurn, Aargau

Watch Valley – Vallata degli orologi[edit]

Related galleries: Cantons of Neuchâtel, Jura, Berne

Region Basel – Région de Bâle – Area di Basilea[edit]

Related galleries: Cantons of Basel-City, Basel-Country

Berner Oberland – Oberland bernois – Oberland Bernese[edit]

Related gallery: Canton of Berne

Central Switzerland[edit]

Main galleries: Canton of Lucerne, Canton of Schwyz and Canton of Zug.
Main galleries: Uri, Obwalden and Nidwalden.

Tessin – Ticino[edit]

Main gallery: Canton of Ticino

Region Zürich – Région de Zurich – Zurighese – Regiun da Turitg[edit]

Related galleries: Cantons of Zürich, Schwyz, St. Gallen

OstschweizSuisse orientaleSvizzera orientale – Svizra orientala[edit]

Related galleries: Cantons of Glarus, St. Gallen, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Thurgau, Schaffhausen

Graubünden – Grisons – Grigioni – Grischun[edit]

Main galleriy: Canton of Graubünden