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  • Swish! Swish! Skiing in the Swiss Alps!

    Skiing, Snowboarding, Ice Skating - Find it all at the Swiss Alps The Swiss Alps has some of the most dramatic landscapes of Switzerland and also offers excellent enjoyment time for visitors during summers as well as winters. The first ever ski resort in the world was opened in the Swiss…
  • Geneva Jet D’eau, Switzerland

    An iconic landmark in Geneva The Jet D'eau is a representation of Geneva's legacy as a leader in the domain of hydraulic power. The Jet D'eau is among the tallest fountains in the world and is located at the spot where Lake Geneva drains into the Rhone River. The fountain is…
  • Zermatt Ski Resort, Switzerland

    Zermatt, known to be one of the best skiing destinations A visit to Switzerland is incomplete if you don't try skiing. The small town of Zermatt in Swiss Alps is one of the best skiing destinations where you can have a ball of a time. One of the most premier ski…
  • The Bern Bear Park

    The Bern Bear Park is one of the main attractions in the city of Bern. Located in the Old Town area, the Bern Park offers wonderful views. Visiting the Bern Bear Park is a special experience for both the young and the elderly. There are paths that traverse through the…
  • The United Nations Office at Geneva

    The United Nations Office at Geneva is located inside the Palace of Nations (Palais des Nations). It is the second largest of the main UN offices after the Headquarters in New York. The Palais des Nations was originally constructed for the League of Nations between 1929 and 1938. The building…
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Switzerland Info

ADMINISTRATIVE CAPITAL: Bern

COMMERCIAL CAPITAL: Zurich

GEOGRAPHY

Switzerland is a landlocked country situated in the west of Europe. With an area of 41,285 square kilometres Switzerland is home for a great diversity of landscapes and climates. It contains the Swiss Alps on the south, the Central Plateau or middleland, and the Jura mountains on the north.

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to 7.8 Million. Muslims account for about 4.2% of the population.

CLIMATE

The climate varies between regions. A Mediterranean climate is found at the country's southern tip. Summers are usually warm and humid with rainfall. Winters are snowy and cloudy in the mountains and may see no sun for weeks.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

German, Italian, French and Romansh are the four official languages. English is widely used as well.

LOCAL TIME

GMT+1
Summer: GMT +2

BUSINESS HOURS

General: 9 AM to 5 PM

HOLIDAYS

Swiss National Day: August 1st
May Day: May 1st
New Years Day: January 1st
Christmas: December 25th

CURRENCY

Swiss franc

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Police/ Emergencies: 117
Medical: 114
Fire: 118

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