Confoederatio Helvetica

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federal republic in Western Europe
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Instance of sovereign 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
LocationCentral Europe, Switzerland
  • Bern (28 November 1848, de facto)
Basic form of government
  • directorial system
  • federal republic (12 September 1848)
Legislative body
Executive body
Highest judicial authority
Official language
Head of state
  • 12 September 1848
  • 8,211,700 ±100 (September 2014)
  • 41,285 square kilometre
Top-level Internet domain
  • .ch
official website
Authority control

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