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
Switzerland - Timeline - BBC

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First coronavirus quarantines begin in Switzerland - The Local SwitzerlandFirst coronavirus quarantines begin in Switzerland  The Local Switzerland

Sleep Under The Stars With Switzerlands Stellar New Hotel Concept - ForbesSleep Under The Stars With Switzerlands Stellar New Hotel Concept  Forbes

Cannabis medicine, education, and policy in Switzerland - Health EuropaCannabis medicine, education, and policy in Switzerland  Health Europa

Switzerland: Fines of up to CHF10,000 to be handed out for breaching coronavirus quarantine - The Local SwitzerlandSwitzerland: Fines of up to CHF10,000 to be handed out for breaching coronavirus quarantine  The Local Switzerland

Yapeal and Sunrise launch new financial services app in Switzerland - VerdictYapeal and Sunrise launch new financial services app in Switzerland  Verdict

Coronavirus in Switzerland: 280 forced into isolation after venue 'attended by partying superspreader' - The Local SwitzerlandCoronavirus in Switzerland: 280 forced into isolation after venue 'attended by partying superspreader'  The Local Switzerland

How did Switzerland become Switzerland? The most important chapters in Swiss history up to 1848 - MENAFN.COMHow did Switzerland become Switzerland? The most important chapters in Swiss history up to 1848  MENAFN.COM

First 'made in Switzerland' masks fail German certification standards - The Local SwitzerlandFirst 'made in Switzerland' masks fail German certification standards  The Local Switzerland

Switzerland: Swiss withholding tax reform: move to a paying agent system? - International Financial Law ReviewSwitzerland: Swiss withholding tax reform: move to a paying agent system?  International Financial Law Review

Switzerland re-opens its European borders - MENAFN.COMSwitzerland re-opens its European borders  MENAFN.COM

Karma Expands Retail Network In Germany, Switzerland And Austria - AftermarketNews.com (AMN)Karma Expands Retail Network In Germany, Switzerland And Austria  AftermarketNews.com (AMN)

Countries Allowed To Travel To Switzerland - Travel Off PathCountries Allowed To Travel To Switzerland  Travel Off Path

Q&A: What travellers to Switzerland should know about the new 10-day quarantine rule - The Local SwitzerlandQ&A: What travellers to Switzerland should know about the new 10-day quarantine rule  The Local Switzerland

The ten most beautiful villages to visit in Switzerland - The Local SwitzerlandThe ten most beautiful villages to visit in Switzerland  The Local Switzerland

Exchange offers under Switzerland's new prospectus regime: a guide - International Financial Law ReviewExchange offers under Switzerland's new prospectus regime: a guide  International Financial Law Review

Covid-19: Switzerland has not yet found the right balance, admits president - swissinfo.chCovid-19: Switzerland has not yet found the right balance, admits president  swissinfo.ch

'Unnecessary' corporate tax breaks cost Switzerland billions - swissinfo.ch'Unnecessary' corporate tax breaks cost Switzerland billions  swissinfo.ch

Switzerland restricts bearer shares | International Financial Law Review - International Financial Law ReviewSwitzerland restricts bearer shares | International Financial Law Review  International Financial Law Review

Hyundai's heavy duty fuel cell truck heads for Switzerland - Autocar ProfessionalHyundai's heavy duty fuel cell truck heads for Switzerland  Autocar Professional

A watch museum in Switzerland where you can see watches being made - HappytripsA watch museum in Switzerland where you can see watches being made  Happytrips

Rise in new corona cases sparks concern - swissinfo.chRise in new corona cases sparks concern  swissinfo.ch

Switzerland puts entry restrictions on 29 countries to protect from coronavirus | Daily Sabah - Daily SabahSwitzerland puts entry restrictions on 29 countries to protect from coronavirus | Daily Sabah  Daily Sabah

UPDATED: Who can enter Switzerland right now? - The Local SwitzerlandUPDATED: Who can enter Switzerland right now?  The Local Switzerland

Fitch Affirms Switzerland at 'AAA'; Outlook Stable - Fitch RatingsFitch Affirms Switzerland at 'AAA'; Outlook Stable  Fitch Ratings

Switzerland misses its emissions targets - swissinfo.chSwitzerland misses its emissions targets  swissinfo.ch

Switzerland adds 11 Venezuelan officials to sanctions list - swissinfo.chSwitzerland adds 11 Venezuelan officials to sanctions list  swissinfo.ch

Karma Set To Expand European Retail Network In Germany, Switzerland And Austria - PRNewswireKarma Set To Expand European Retail Network In Germany, Switzerland And Austria  PRNewswire

India among Switzerland's top 3 partners for information exchange on tax matters: Global Forum - The New Indian ExpressIndia among Switzerland's top 3 partners for information exchange on tax matters: Global Forum  The New Indian Express

Two Trains Collided in a Mountain Tunnel in Switzerland - TIMETwo Trains Collided in a Mountain Tunnel in Switzerland  TIME

How hardworking are the Swiss? - swissinfo.chHow hardworking are the Swiss?  swissinfo.ch

Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport Excites Switzerland - FTNnews.comBugatti Chiron Pur Sport Excites Switzerland  FTNnews.com

Surplus of ventilators flood Switzerland after COVID buying spree - Medical DialoguesSurplus of ventilators flood Switzerland after COVID buying spree  Medical Dialogues

Gomel Oblast to cooperate with Switzerland in overcoming Chernobyl catastrophe consequences - Belarus News (BelTA)Gomel Oblast to cooperate with Switzerland in overcoming Chernobyl catastrophe consequences  Belarus News (BelTA)

Debunked: What we thought was true about Switzerland - MENAFN.COMDebunked: What we thought was true about Switzerland  MENAFN.COM

uniqFEED Becomes Entrenched in the Running for Switzerland's Top Start Up Company - Sports Video GroupuniqFEED Becomes Entrenched in the Running for Switzerland's Top Start Up Company  Sports Video Group

Watch metal band Destruction play their first socially-distanced shows in Switzerland - NMEWatch metal band Destruction play their first socially-distanced shows in Switzerland  NME

Everything you need to know about Switzerland's new compulsory mask requirement - The Local SwitzerlandEverything you need to know about Switzerland's new compulsory mask requirement  The Local Switzerland

Switzerland awash with ventilators after coronavirus buying spree - CNASwitzerland awash with ventilators after coronavirus buying spree  CNA

Belarus, Switzerland exchange information on coronavirus response measures - Belarus News (BelTA)Belarus, Switzerland exchange information on coronavirus response measures  Belarus News (BelTA)

Switzerland retains 'AAA' credit rating despite coronavirus impact - swissinfo.chSwitzerland retains 'AAA' credit rating despite coronavirus impact  swissinfo.ch

Switzerland Permits Entry for Workers From Third Countries as of July 6 - SchengenVisaInfo.comSwitzerland Permits Entry for Workers From Third Countries as of July 6  SchengenVisaInfo.com

Fintech Influencer Switzerland Interview Series: 7 Questions to Ralph Mogicato | Fintech Schweiz Digital Finance News - Fintechnews SwitzerlandFintech Influencer Switzerland Interview Series: 7 Questions to Ralph Mogicato | Fintech Schweiz Digital Finance News  Fintechnews Switzerland

Visitors watch as Siberian tiger kills zookeeper in Switzerland - The NationalVisitors watch as Siberian tiger kills zookeeper in Switzerland  The National

Coronavirus: rise in new cases continues to accelerate in Switzerland - Le NewsCoronavirus: rise in new cases continues to accelerate in Switzerland  Le News

Four tips for for a cheap family holiday in Switzerland this summer - The Local SwitzerlandFour tips for for a cheap family holiday in Switzerland this summer  The Local Switzerland

How companies in Switzerland are helping employees avoid packed public transport - The Local SwitzerlandHow companies in Switzerland are helping employees avoid packed public transport  The Local Switzerland

Scientists from Switzerland have discovered a key cause of aging - The Times HubScientists from Switzerland have discovered a key cause of aging  The Times Hub

What you need to know about travelling from the US to Switzerland - The Local SwitzerlandWhat you need to know about travelling from the US to Switzerland  The Local Switzerland

Switzerland fast-tracks antiviral medication against Covid-19 - swissinfo.chSwitzerland fast-tracks antiviral medication against Covid-19  swissinfo.ch

Cost of economic crime doubled in Switzerland last year - swissinfo.chCost of economic crime doubled in Switzerland last year  swissinfo.ch

Switzerland to impose ten-day quarantine on 'high risk' arrivals from on Monday - The Local SwitzerlandSwitzerland to impose ten-day quarantine on 'high risk' arrivals from on Monday  The Local Switzerland

Switzerland quarantines 300 after 'superspreader' coronavirus outbreak in club | Daily Sabah - Daily SabahSwitzerland quarantines 300 after 'superspreader' coronavirus outbreak in club | Daily Sabah  Daily Sabah

Switzerland supports population affected by the Syrian conflict - Syrian Arab Republic - ReliefWebSwitzerland supports population affected by the Syrian conflict - Syrian Arab Republic  ReliefWeb

UK to negotiate financial services trade deal with Switzerland - City A.M.UK to negotiate financial services trade deal with Switzerland  City A.M.

Why did it take Switzerland so long to make masks compulsory? - The Local SwitzerlandWhy did it take Switzerland so long to make masks compulsory?  The Local Switzerland

What Switzerland did right in the battle against coronavirus - MarketWatchWhat Switzerland did right in the battle against coronavirus  MarketWatch

Switzerland safest country in the world on COVID-19 safety assessment, says study - HappytripsSwitzerland safest country in the world on COVID-19 safety assessment, says study  Happytrips

Metal Band Destruction Played Two Actually Live Shows in Switzerland - mxdwn.comMetal Band Destruction Played Two Actually Live Shows in Switzerland  mxdwn.com

Clean & Safe label to boost guests confidence in Switzerland as a travel destination - BW BusinessworldClean & Safe label to boost guests confidence in Switzerland as a travel destination  BW Businessworld

Switzerland and UK to negotiate a bilateral financial services agreement - GOV.UKSwitzerland and UK to negotiate a bilateral financial services agreement  GOV.UK

Switzerland June foreign currency reserves CHF 850.1 billion vs CHF 816.3 billion prior - ForexLiveSwitzerland June foreign currency reserves CHF 850.1 billion vs CHF 816.3 billion prior  ForexLive

UPDATED: Where can you travel to from Switzerland - and when? - The Local SwitzerlandUPDATED: Where can you travel to from Switzerland - and when?  The Local Switzerland

Switzerland Restarts Famous Fountain as COVID-19 Levels Decline - VOA NewsSwitzerland Restarts Famous Fountain as COVID-19 Levels Decline  VOA News

You can stay in a 'hotel room' without walls that offers breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps - Insider - INSIDERYou can stay in a 'hotel room' without walls that offers breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps - Insider  INSIDER

Switzerland to continue reopening borders from June 15 - Time OutSwitzerland to continue reopening borders from June 15  Time Out

EXPLAINED: What are the rules for wearing masks in Switzerland? - The Local SwitzerlandEXPLAINED: What are the rules for wearing masks in Switzerland?  The Local Switzerland

Switzerland imposes prior licensing requirement for exports of medical protective equipment - GlobalComplianceNewsSwitzerland imposes prior licensing requirement for exports of medical protective equipment  GlobalComplianceNews

Switzerland orders 300 Zurich clubgoers to quarantine after one tests positive for coronavirus - Resident AdvisorSwitzerland orders 300 Zurich clubgoers to quarantine after one tests positive for coronavirus  Resident Advisor

Tightrope walking, Wheel of death, Pole dancing: Switzerlands Glacier 3000 promises jaw-dropping adventure... - Hindustan TimesTightrope walking, Wheel of death, Pole dancing: Switzerlands Glacier 3000 promises jaw-dropping adventure...  Hindustan Times

Women stage 'mass scream' in Switzerland over domestic violence and gender pay gap - The GuardianWomen stage 'mass scream' in Switzerland over domestic violence and gender pay gap  The Guardian

Rwandans in Switzerland, Austria celebrate Liberation Day - The New TimesRwandans in Switzerland, Austria celebrate Liberation Day  The New Times

How Switzerland has responded to the pandemic - Medical XpressHow Switzerland has responded to the pandemic  Medical Xpress

How Switzerland kept in touch during Covid-19 - swissinfo.chHow Switzerland kept in touch during Covid-19  swissinfo.ch

Switzerland Implements New Cleaning Standards Ahead of June 15 Border Opening (Video) - Travel + LeisureSwitzerland Implements New Cleaning Standards Ahead of June 15 Border Opening (Video)  Travel + Leisure

Nokia 8.3 5G sales in Switzerland scheduled to start in September - GSMArena.com news - GSMArena.comNokia 8.3 5G sales in Switzerland scheduled to start in September - GSMArena.com news  GSMArena.com

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

FABEC introduces shorter Alpine routes over Switzerland and Germany - Travel Daily News InternationalFABEC introduces shorter Alpine routes over Switzerland and Germany  Travel Daily News International

Coronavirus: Switzerland confirms lifting of COVID restrictions regarding all EU/EFTA states and UK - Le NewsCoronavirus: Switzerland confirms lifting of COVID restrictions regarding all EU/EFTA states and UK  Le News

Where do Switzerlands foreigners all live? - The Local SwitzerlandWhere do Switzerlands foreigners all live?  The Local Switzerland

Coronavirus: A turning point for telehealth in Switzerland - swissinfo.chCoronavirus: A turning point for telehealth in Switzerland  swissinfo.ch

50% of Jews in Switzerland Say They Experienced Anti-Semitism - Jewish Journal50% of Jews in Switzerland Say They Experienced Anti-Semitism  Jewish Journal

Speaking out over racism in Switzerland - swissinfo.chSpeaking out over racism in Switzerland  swissinfo.ch

Seroprevalence of anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgG antibodies in Geneva, Switzerland (SEROCoV-POP): a population-based study - The LancetSeroprevalence of anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgG antibodies in Geneva, Switzerland (SEROCoV-POP): a population-based study  The Lancet

Far-right SVP calls for 14-day quarantine in Switzerland - The Local SwitzerlandFar-right SVP calls for 14-day quarantine in Switzerland  The Local Switzerland

The chance of a lifetime to visit Switzerland - swissinfo.chThe chance of a lifetime to visit Switzerland  swissinfo.ch

Coronavirus: new cases continue to slowly rise in Switzerland - Le NewsCoronavirus: new cases continue to slowly rise in Switzerland  Le News

With more coronavirus outbreaks, did Switzerland reopen nightclubs too soon? - The Local SwitzerlandWith more coronavirus outbreaks, did Switzerland reopen nightclubs too soon?  The Local Switzerland

Reopening of EU borders: Where will residents of Switzerland be able to travel? - The Local SwitzerlandReopening of EU borders: Where will residents of Switzerland be able to travel?  The Local Switzerland

100K raised to fly Coventry youngster to Switzerland for brain tumour treatment - Coventry Telegraph100K raised to fly Coventry youngster to Switzerland for brain tumour treatment  Coventry Telegraph

IR Temperature Sensor Market Impressive Gains including key players ABB Limited (Switzerland), Analog Devices (US), Honeywell International - 3rd Watch NewsIR Temperature Sensor Market Impressive Gains including key players ABB Limited (Switzerland), Analog Devices (US), Honeywell International  3rd Watch News

COVID19: Swiss ski resort reopens with acrobats stunts in Switzerland - Gulf NewsCOVID19: Swiss ski resort reopens with acrobats stunts in Switzerland  Gulf News

Can you travel from Switzerland to the United States? - The Local SwitzerlandCan you travel from Switzerland to the United States?  The Local Switzerland

Comet Neowise spotted over Switzerland as it flies just past Earth - Yahoo News UKComet Neowise spotted over Switzerland as it flies just past Earth  Yahoo News UK

Swiss Flag Financial Risk With Economy in Deepest Dive Since 70s - BloombergQuintSwiss Flag Financial Risk With Economy in Deepest Dive Since 70s  BloombergQuint

How Switzerland avoided a coronavirus 'catastrophe' by protecting cross-border workers - The Local EuropeHow Switzerland avoided a coronavirus 'catastrophe' by protecting cross-border workers  The Local Europe

Spotlight: Public-to-private transactions in Switzerland - LexologySpotlight: Public-to-private transactions in Switzerland  Lexology

R-Rate climbs above 1.5 as Switzerland battles several coronavirus outbreaks - The Local SwitzerlandR-Rate climbs above 1.5 as Switzerland battles several coronavirus outbreaks  The Local Switzerland

Switzerland joins debate about removing controversial memorials - swissinfo.chSwitzerland joins debate about removing controversial memorials  swissinfo.ch

Dutch federation considers future national championships in Switzerland - Cyclingnews.comDutch federation considers future national championships in Switzerland  Cyclingnews.com

UPDATE: What changes in Switzerland today as coronavirus restrictions are eased? - The Local SwitzerlandUPDATE: What changes in Switzerland today as coronavirus restrictions are eased?  The Local Switzerland