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"Switzerland" Switzerland by Twan

Switzerland Travel Guide: 15,372 reviews and 46,932 photos

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In 1992 I made my first outside the Netherlands holiday, three weeks camping in Locarno. The campground was named Delta.

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Switzerland (German: Die Schweiz, French: la Suisse, Italian: la Svizzera, Romansh: Svizra, Latin Confœderatio Helvetica), officially the Swiss Confederation (also called Swiss Confederation or the Swiss Confederation) (German: Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft, French: Confédération suisse, Italian: Confederazione Svizzera, Romansh: Confederaziun Svizra) is a country in the middle of Europe with Germany as neighbors to the north, France in the west, in southern Italy, Austria and Liechtenstein in the east.

Switzerland is a state within an area of ​​41,284 km ² and approximately 7.7 million inhabitants. Administratively it is a federal republic consisting of 26 cantons. The federal capital of Switzerland Bern, where the federal government is since the inception of the federal state. Switzerland has a history of neutrality: in 1815 by the Congress of Vienna the permanent neutrality of the country by the European powers recognized. It is not a member of the European Union, but is economically dependent on the EU.

According to tradition, the Old Confederation - a confederation that was the forerunner of the current federal Switzerland - founded in the 13th century from the Federal Letter of 1291, an agreement between the three "oerkantons". Although the country thus has a long history as an independent state, is the Swiss culture strongly influenced by that of neighboring countries Germany, France and Italy. German, French and Italian are all official languages ​​in Switzerland, as well as Romansh. The "neutral" country name is the Latin name Confœderatio Helvetica (CH).

  • Last visit to Switzerland: Aug 1992
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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