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  • Schweiz/Suisse
  • 41,290 km2
  • Bern
  • Swiss Franc
  • 7,581,520
  • 1 August

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  • and
  • 47 00 N, 8 00 E
  • Maggiore 195 m
  • Dufoursp. 4,634 m
  • 40.7 years
  • German 65%
  • French 18%

Switzerland is one of the richest countries in the world by per capita Gross Domestic Product. Zurich & Geneva have respectively been ranked as having the first & second highest quality of life in the world. It has a stable, modern, and one of the most capitalist economies in the world. It has the 2nd highest European rating after Ireland in the Index Economic Freedom 2008.


The city of Zurich is Switzerland's main commercial & cultural centre and sometimes called as the Cultural Capital of Switzerland. Zürich is widely considered to be one of the world's global cities. According to quite a few surveys from 2006 to 2008, it was named the city with the best quality of life in the world.


Located in north-west Switzerland on the river Rhine, Basel functions as a major industrial centre for the chemical and pharmaceutical industry. The city borders both Germany and France.

The Basel region, culturally extending into German Baden-Württemberg and French Alsace, reflects the heritage of its three states in the modern Latin name. It has the oldest university of the Swiss Confederation