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Somefacts2009: population of 7.785.800.
Bern: Switzerland’s capital city and the seat of the   government.
Currency: Swiss Franc (CHF, 1 Franc = 100 Rappen).
Four official languages: German, French, Italian and   Romansh.
Switzerland is one of the richest countries in the world by per head gross domestic product of € 45.450.
Form of government: Direct democracy.3/23/2011Simon Vogt
GeographyThe geography of Switzerland is notable for its great diversity.
Switzerland’s three main geographical regions are the Jura, Plateau and the Alps.
Switzerland has over 1.500 lakes. The two largest are lake Geneva and Constance.
It  measures 220 kilometers (137 miles) from north to south and 350 km (217 miles) from east to west.
The 26 cantons of Switzerland are the member states of the federal state of Switzerland.3/23/2011Simon Vogt
3/23/2011Simon Vogt
JuraMakes up about 12 per cent of Switzerland’s surface area. Located on average 700 meters (2,300 feet) above sea level.3/23/2011Simon Vogt
Plateau It covers about 30 percent of the country`s surface area, but is home to two thirds of the population.3/23/2011Simon Vogt
Alps In the Alps, which cover a large part of the country, live just 10% of the total population.3/23/2011Simon Vogt
CultureFolk arts	Folk art is kept alive in organizations all over the country. In Switzerland it is mostly expressed in music, dance, poetry, wood carving and embroidery.	But it is difficult to speak of a homogeneous Swiss culture. The influence of German, French and Italian culture on their neighboring parts cannot be denied. 3/23/2011Simon Vogt

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