Switzerland

Country Switzerland
Capital Bern
Continent Europe
Currency Swiss franc(CHF)
Languages German, French, Italian & Romansh

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The Swiss Confederation was founded in 1291 as a defensive alliance among three cantons. In succeeding years, other localities joined the original three. The Swiss Confederation secured its independence from the Holy Roman Empire in 1499. A constitution of 1848, subsequently modified in 1874, replaced the confederation with a centralized federal government. Switzerland's sovereignty and neutrality have long been honored by the major European powers, and the country was not involved in either of the two World Wars. The political and economic integration of Europe over the past half century, as well as Switzerland's role in many UN and international organizations, has strengthened Switzerland's ties with its neighbors. However, the country did not officially become a UN member until 2002. Switzerland remains active in many UN and international organizations but retains a strong commitment to neutrality.

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Switzerland - Wikipedia
Switzerland - CIA World Fact Book
Switzerland - BBC
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COVID frontline: Switzerland - CosmosCOVID frontline: Switzerland  Cosmos

Switzerland virus cases top 10,000 - FRANCE 24Switzerland virus cases top 10,000  FRANCE 24

Switzerlands Matterhorn Lights up With Messages of Hope During Coronavirus Lockdown - Travel+LeisureSwitzerlands Matterhorn Lights up With Messages of Hope During Coronavirus Lockdown  Travel+Leisure

MEDIA-ABB tests staff in Switzerland for coronavirus - ReutersMEDIA-ABB tests staff in Switzerland for coronavirus  Reuters

Banking Regulation 2020 - Switzerland - Finance and Banking - Switzerland - Mondaq News AlertsBanking Regulation 2020 - Switzerland - Finance and Banking - Switzerland  Mondaq News Alerts

Coronavirus epidemic in Switzerland: What lies ahead? - The Local SwitzerlandCoronavirus epidemic in Switzerland: What lies ahead?  The Local Switzerland

Coronavirus: Mountain light show sends message to Swiss - BBC NewsCoronavirus: Mountain light show sends message to Swiss  BBC News

Switzerland might increase 20 bln franc emergency scheme -Fin Min - ReutersSwitzerland might increase 20 bln franc emergency scheme -Fin Min  Reuters

Switzerland Extends Border Controls to All Schengen States - SchengenVisaInfo.comSwitzerland Extends Border Controls to All Schengen States  SchengenVisaInfo.com

What should I do if I have coronavirus symptoms in Switzerland? - The Local SwitzerlandWhat should I do if I have coronavirus symptoms in Switzerland?  The Local Switzerland

Schweizerzug and RTSB in new China-Switzerland rail service - WorldCargo NewsSchweizerzug and RTSB in new China-Switzerland rail service  WorldCargo News

Switzerland offers relief for those struggling to pay rent - The Local SwitzerlandSwitzerland offers relief for those struggling to pay rent  The Local Switzerland

Syrian refugees aid vulnerable Swiss amid COVID-19 outbreak - Switzerland - ReliefWebSyrian refugees aid vulnerable Swiss amid COVID-19 outbreak - Switzerland  ReliefWeb

France drops blocks on face mask exports to Switzerland - swissinfo.chFrance drops blocks on face mask exports to Switzerland  swissinfo.ch

Switzerland concentrates on fiscal relief amid virus crisis EJINSIGHT - EJ InsightSwitzerland concentrates on fiscal relief amid virus crisis EJINSIGHT  EJ Insight

Ozzy Cancels Switzerland Trip for Parkinson's Disease Treatment - LoudwireOzzy Cancels Switzerland Trip for Parkinson's Disease Treatment  Loudwire

Switzerland first for mobile internet speed in DACH region - study - TelecompaperSwitzerland first for mobile internet speed in DACH region - study  Telecompaper

Switzerland deploys army as Covid-19 cases top 10000 - New Straits TimesSwitzerland deploys army as Covid-19 cases top 10000  New Straits Times

Germany, Switzerland help France deal with COVID-19 patients - Al Jazeera AmericaGermany, Switzerland help France deal with COVID-19 patients  Al Jazeera America

Switzerland reports first coronavirus death - Economic TimesSwitzerland reports first coronavirus death  Economic Times

COVID-19 Guidance: Advice to UK businesses in Switzerland - GOV.UKCOVID-19 Guidance: Advice to UK businesses in Switzerland  GOV.UK

Belgium, Germany, and Switzerland Notify EU Commission on Reintroduced Borders - SchengenVisaInfo.comBelgium, Germany, and Switzerland Notify EU Commission on Reintroduced Borders  SchengenVisaInfo.com

Coronavirus: why Switzerland's high test rate is unlikely to contain the spread - Le NewsCoronavirus: why Switzerland's high test rate is unlikely to contain the spread  Le News

Is there a shortage of medication in Switzerland? - The Local SwitzerlandIs there a shortage of medication in Switzerland?  The Local Switzerland

CORONAVIRUS UPDATES - CNNMoney SwitzerlandCORONAVIRUS UPDATES  CNNMoney Switzerland

Le Bijou in Switzerland is offering a luxury COVID-19 service - Insider - INSIDERLe Bijou in Switzerland is offering a luxury COVID-19 service - Insider  INSIDER

Deaths in Switzerland continue to climb as country sees biggest increase in coronavirus infections yet - The Local SwitzerlandDeaths in Switzerland continue to climb as country sees biggest increase in coronavirus infections yet  The Local Switzerland

EXPLAINER: Can I still enter Switzerland? - The Local SwitzerlandEXPLAINER: Can I still enter Switzerland?  The Local Switzerland

Switzerland to boost funds for education and research - Study InternationalSwitzerland to boost funds for education and research  Study International

EasyJet Switzerland seeks state aid as virus empties skies - swissinfo.chEasyJet Switzerland seeks state aid as virus empties skies  swissinfo.ch

Switzerland's Visions du Rel reveals details of extended online 2020 edition - Screen InternationalSwitzerland's Visions du Rel reveals details of extended online 2020 edition  Screen International

Switzerland's small companies rush to get interest free government loans - Le NewsSwitzerland's small companies rush to get interest free government loans  Le News

Art Basel postponed as Switzerland closes borders - CNNArt Basel postponed as Switzerland closes borders  CNN

EXPLAINER: Why does Switzerland want to test former coronavirus patients? - The Local SwitzerlandEXPLAINER: Why does Switzerland want to test former coronavirus patients?  The Local Switzerland

After Switzerland introduces lockdown, the Swiss keep wary eye on Italys worsening situation next door - MarketWatchAfter Switzerland introduces lockdown, the Swiss keep wary eye on Italys worsening situation next door  MarketWatch

Schweizerzug and RTSB connect Switzerland and China - American Journal of TransportationSchweizerzug and RTSB connect Switzerland and China  American Journal of Transportation

Switzerland Coronavirus cases exceed 10,000 with more than 100 deaths - The NationSwitzerland Coronavirus cases exceed 10,000 with more than 100 deaths  The Nation

Switzerland ups measures amid 841 new coronavirus cases - Anadolu AgencySwitzerland ups measures amid 841 new coronavirus cases  Anadolu Agency

Switzerland Deploys Further $33 Billion for Virus-Hit Economy - BloombergSwitzerland Deploys Further $33 Billion for Virus-Hit Economy  Bloomberg

Switzerland County community helps grieving family after fire kills 6 - WKRC TV CincinnatiSwitzerland County community helps grieving family after fire kills 6  WKRC TV Cincinnati

Switzerland rings 16th-century warning bell as coronavirus spreads - The Local SwitzerlandSwitzerland rings 16th-century warning bell as coronavirus spreads  The Local Switzerland

Which areas of Switzerland are worst affected by the coronavirus? - The Local SwitzerlandWhich areas of Switzerland are worst affected by the coronavirus?  The Local Switzerland

Switzerland is finding strength through kindness amid Covid-19 - swissinfo.chSwitzerland is finding strength through kindness amid Covid-19  swissinfo.ch

Fresh spotlight on Lucerne's Winter Universiade 2021 - CNNMoney SwitzerlandFresh spotlight on Lucerne's Winter Universiade 2021  CNNMoney Switzerland

Coronavirus: more than 12,000 cases in Switzerland - Le NewsCoronavirus: more than 12,000 cases in Switzerland  Le News

Coronavirus: Why staying home is merely a recommendation in Switzerland - swissinfo.chCoronavirus: Why staying home is merely a recommendation in Switzerland  swissinfo.ch

Switzerland's innovation model faces unfamiliar challenges - Science BusinessSwitzerland's innovation model faces unfamiliar challenges  Science Business

Our Approach To COVID 19 - Employment and HR - Switzerland - Mondaq News AlertsOur Approach To COVID 19 - Employment and HR - Switzerland  Mondaq News Alerts

Victims of Switzerland Co. fatal fire identified | Local News - Greensburg Daily NewsVictims of Switzerland Co. fatal fire identified | Local News  Greensburg Daily News

Explained: What lies behind Switzerlands high rate of Covid-19 infections per million - Yahoo India NewsExplained: What lies behind Switzerlands high rate of Covid-19 infections per million  Yahoo India News

Roger Federer donating $1 million to coronavirus relief in Switzerland - Business Insider - Business InsiderRoger Federer donating $1 million to coronavirus relief in Switzerland - Business Insider  Business Insider

Racism: Switzerland should improve support for victims says ECRI - Council of EuropeRacism: Switzerland should improve support for victims says ECRI  Council of Europe

Coronavirus cases per capita chart: Switzerland, Spain, Italy rank highest - Business Insider - Business InsiderCoronavirus cases per capita chart: Switzerland, Spain, Italy rank highest - Business Insider  Business Insider

Coronavirus claims fourth victim in Switzerland as number of cases rises to nearly 650 - The Local SwitzerlandCoronavirus claims fourth victim in Switzerland as number of cases rises to nearly 650  The Local Switzerland

A tiny 'country' between France and Switzerland - BBC NewsA tiny 'country' between France and Switzerland  BBC News

Where in Switzerland do foreigners have the best chance of gaining Swiss citizenship? - The Local SwitzerlandWhere in Switzerland do foreigners have the best chance of gaining Swiss citizenship?  The Local Switzerland

Switzerland imposes extensive shutdown and mobilises army - The Irish TimesSwitzerland imposes extensive shutdown and mobilises army  The Irish Times

Analysis of mobile phone data during the Covid-19 pandemic in Switzerland - The LawyerAnalysis of mobile phone data during the Covid-19 pandemic in Switzerland  The Lawyer

Democrats in Switzerland back Bernie Sanders - swissinfo.chDemocrats in Switzerland back Bernie Sanders  swissinfo.ch

Coronavirus: what is 'essential' in Switzerland? - swissinfo.chCoronavirus: what is 'essential' in Switzerland?  swissinfo.ch

EXPLAINED: Why does Switzerland have such a high rate of confirmed coronavirus cases per capita? - The Local SwitzerlandEXPLAINED: Why does Switzerland have such a high rate of confirmed coronavirus cases per capita?  The Local Switzerland

Boosting businesses to funding freelancers: Here is how Switzerland is tackling its coronavirus-affected economy - The Local SwitzerlandBoosting businesses to funding freelancers: Here is how Switzerland is tackling its coronavirus-affected economy  The Local Switzerland

Luxury quarantine in Switzerland: corona test, room service - The Global Domains NewsLuxury quarantine in Switzerland: corona test, room service  The Global Domains News

Switzerland reels as Covid-19 cases surpass 1100 - New Straits TimesSwitzerland reels as Covid-19 cases surpass 1100  New Straits Times

Coronavirus in Switzerland: Ticino, Vaud and Fribourg close all schools - The Local SwitzerlandCoronavirus in Switzerland: Ticino, Vaud and Fribourg close all schools  The Local Switzerland

Who is Switzerland's 'Mr Coronavirus'? - swissinfo.chWho is Switzerland's 'Mr Coronavirus'?  swissinfo.ch

Coronavirus cases top 7,000 in Switzerland - The Local SwitzerlandCoronavirus cases top 7,000 in Switzerland  The Local Switzerland

Switzerland monitoring mobile phone data to determine further lockdowns: Report - The Local SwitzerlandSwitzerland monitoring mobile phone data to determine further lockdowns: Report  The Local Switzerland

Coronavirus in Switzerland: New cases push total above 370 - The Local SwitzerlandCoronavirus in Switzerland: New cases push total above 370  The Local Switzerland

BRIEF-ABB Switzerland Offers To Buy 10.6 Mln Shrs Of ABB Power Products And Systems - ReutersBRIEF-ABB Switzerland Offers To Buy 10.6 Mln Shrs Of ABB Power Products And Systems  Reuters

How Switzerland benefits from development aid - swissinfo.chHow Switzerland benefits from development aid  swissinfo.ch

Switzerland's Coronavirus Wave Could Crest by Early Summer, Government Says - The New York TimesSwitzerland's Coronavirus Wave Could Crest by Early Summer, Government Says  The New York Times

Switzerlands Visions du Rel Reimagined as Digital Only Event - VarietySwitzerlands Visions du Rel Reimagined as Digital Only Event  Variety

Swiss hospitals face collapse in 10 days if virus keeps spreading - CNASwiss hospitals face collapse in 10 days if virus keeps spreading  CNA

Everything that changes in Switzerland in March 2020 - The Local SwitzerlandEverything that changes in Switzerland in March 2020  The Local Switzerland

Households in Switzerland could feasibly be energy self-sufficient by 2050 - Science DailyHouseholds in Switzerland could feasibly be energy self-sufficient by 2050  Science Daily

Promising growth figures for Switzerland, but 2020 looks challenging - ING ThinkPromising growth figures for Switzerland, but 2020 looks challenging  ING Think

Coronavirus: Germany to impose border controls over coronavirus - BBC NewsCoronavirus: Germany to impose border controls over coronavirus  BBC News

TRAVEL TALES: Oman - Cycling in the 'Switzerland' of the Middle East - Bicycling AustraliaTRAVEL TALES: Oman - Cycling in the 'Switzerland' of the Middle East  Bicycling Australia

Switzerland records more than 900 more coronavirus cases - Times of IndiaSwitzerland records more than 900 more coronavirus cases  Times of India

Switzerland opens first drive-through coronavirus testing centre - The Local SwitzerlandSwitzerland opens first drive-through coronavirus testing centre  The Local Switzerland

What can Switzerland do to slow the spread of Covid-19? - swissinfo.chWhat can Switzerland do to slow the spread of Covid-19?  swissinfo.ch

COMMENTARY: How Switzerland ended up with the second-highest coronavirus infection rate in the world - Global NewsCOMMENTARY: How Switzerland ended up with the second-highest coronavirus infection rate in the world  Global News

What you need to know about Switzerlands school closures - The Local SwitzerlandWhat you need to know about Switzerlands school closures  The Local Switzerland

Liberia's War Criminal, Alieu Kosiah Long-Awaited Trial At Switzerland's Federal Court Postponed Due To COVID-19 - Global News NetworkLiberia's War Criminal, Alieu Kosiah Long-Awaited Trial At Switzerland's Federal Court Postponed Due To COVID-19  Global News Network

Coronavirus: Swiss test rate now higher than South Korea's - Le NewsCoronavirus: Swiss test rate now higher than South Korea's  Le News

India coronavirus cases spike, Switzerland has first death - New York PostIndia coronavirus cases spike, Switzerland has first death  New York Post

Why Switzerland struggles to keep track of coronavirus cases - swissinfo.chWhy Switzerland struggles to keep track of coronavirus cases  swissinfo.ch

Is it safe to travel to Switzerland? Latest advice as coronavirus cases near 650 and fourth person dies - The SunIs it safe to travel to Switzerland? Latest advice as coronavirus cases near 650 and fourth person dies  The Sun

Coronavirus: the situation in Switzerland - swissinfo.chCoronavirus: the situation in Switzerland  swissinfo.ch

Explained: When will Switzerland reach the peak of the coronavirus epidemic? - The Local SwitzerlandExplained: When will Switzerland reach the peak of the coronavirus epidemic?  The Local Switzerland

Switzerland Co. now offers covid-19 hotline - Country 103.9 WRBISwitzerland Co. now offers covid-19 hotline  Country 103.9 WRBI

Swiss Alps ski resorts shut down in response to coronavirus - CNNSwiss Alps ski resorts shut down in response to coronavirus  CNN

MEDCAN: patient support and advocacy in Switzerland - Health EuropaMEDCAN: patient support and advocacy in Switzerland  Health Europa

Switzerland Declares State of Emergency due to COVID-19 - LexologySwitzerland Declares State of Emergency due to COVID-19  Lexology

Coronavirus: Should you cancel your trip to (or from) Switzerland? - The Local SwitzerlandCoronavirus: Should you cancel your trip to (or from) Switzerland?  The Local Switzerland

Geneva auto show canceled as Switzerland bans large events - Marquette Mining JournalGeneva auto show canceled as Switzerland bans large events  Marquette Mining Journal

Coronavirus: Switzerland closes five more border crossings between Ticino and Italy - The Local ItalyCoronavirus: Switzerland closes five more border crossings between Ticino and Italy  The Local Italy

Around Switzerland: Visit stunning Lauterbrunnen thanks to this drone video - The Local SwitzerlandAround Switzerland: Visit stunning Lauterbrunnen thanks to this drone video  The Local Switzerland

Disney+ finally launches in the UK and other European countries - USA TODAYDisney+ finally launches in the UK and other European countries  USA TODAY