What is Switzerland?


Switzerland (German: Schweiz ; French: Suisse ; Italian: Svizzera ; Romansh: Svizra or ), in its full name the Swiss Confederation (Latin: Confoederatio Helvetica, hence its abbreviation CH), is a federal republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities. The country is situated in western Europe, where it is bordered by Germany to the north, France to the west, Italy to the south, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east.

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2000 Davis Cup - World Group Playoffs
... Gallen, Switzerland (outdoor carpet) Switzerland 5-0 Belarus Harare, Zimbabwe (indoor hard) Zimbabwe 2-3 Romania Ecuador, Morocco, Romania, and Sweden promoted to World Group in 2001 ... Belgium, France, Netherlands, and Switzerland remain in World Group in 2001 ...
Otto Pfister - Teams As A Player
... Köln 1899 (Germany, 1958–1959) FC Chiasso (Switzerland, 1959–1960) FC Grenchen (Switzerland, 1960–1961) FC Vaduz (Liechtenstein, 1961–1963)° FC St ... Gallen (Switzerland, 1963–1966)° FC Nordstern Basel (Switzerland, 1966–1968)° FC Moutier (Switzerland, 1968–1969)° FC Chur (Switzerland, 1969–1972)° ...
Switzerland - Culture - Cuisine
... Main article Swiss cuisine The cuisine of Switzerland is multi-faceted ... The number of fine-dining establishments is high, particularly in western Switzerland ... Chocolate had been made in Switzerland since the 18th century but it gained its reputation at the end of the 19th century with the invention of modern techniques such as conching and tempering which ...
The Presidency By Country - Switzerland Presidency
... The unique aspect of Switzerland’s government and politics is that any one citizen can challenge any law voted by federal parliament and any citizen can introduce a new amendment to the federal constitution ... The adaption of direct democracy for Switzerland, however, dates all the way back to the 12th century during the Middle Ages ... The President of Switzerland is a current member of Switzerland’s executive branch, which is the seven-member Swiss Federal Council ...
List Of Lakes - Europe - International Lakes in Europe
... Lake Constance (Austria, Germany, Switzerland Bodensee) Dojran Lake (Republic of Macedonia and Greece) Lake Geneva (France, Switzerland Lac Léman) Lake Lugano (Switzerland, Italy) Lake Maggiore (Switzerland ...

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    I look upon Switzerland as an inferior sort of Scotland.
    Sydney Smith (1771–1845)