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Switzerland

Welcome to Switzerland! With its soaring landscapes, medieval stone castles, and red-roofed buildings, this European nation is a popular tourist destination. Switzerland’s landlocked position between France, Germany, and Italy gives the country a rich culture. Come along with TFK to learn more about this fascinating land.

Official name: Swiss Confederation

 

Size: 15,937 square miles (41,277 square kilometers); almost twice the size of New Jersey

 

 

Location: Central Europe

 

Population: 8,061,516 (July 2014 estimate)

 

Capital city: Bern

 

Official language: German, French, Italian, Romansch

 

Climate: Mostly temperate but varies with altitude; wet, cold winters; cool to warm, humid summers

 

Currency: Swiss Franc

 

Products: Grains, fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese, metals, watches, machinery

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