The Swiss (and Vatican State flag) are the only nation
flags in the world with a square format.
name: Swiss Confederation
Confoederatio Helvetica (Latin) hence CH
Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft (German)
Confédération Suisse (French)
Confederazione Svizzera (Italian)
Confederaziun Svizra (Romansh)
is a small landlocked country in Central Europe. The borders include: France on
the west, Italy on the south, Liechtenstein and Austria on the east, and Germany
on the north.
is a neutral country, its neutral status recognized by
constitution and international society
Switzerland and the EU:
EC Europa link
Swiss Info link
Geography: It has three main topographical regions: the Alps,
the Swiss Plateau, and the Jura.
Size: The country is 41,284 sq km
(15,940 sq miles)
Population: Total 7,4 ( UN 2005) Foreigners account
for around 20%
Languages: German, 65% French, (20%) Italian, (7.5%).
and Romansh (0.7)
Religions: 46.1% Roman Catholic, 41.8% Protestant,
4.3% Muslims, 5% other
Government type: Federal Republic. The Swiss
people can influence political affairs through the highly developed system of
Chief of State: President, elected in rotation for
one year from among the 7 Federal councillors. For current President of the Confederation see this link
Switzerland is considered as an economy of high stability.
Largest city: Zurich