Capital: Bern


Switzerland is bordered by France to the west, Germany to the north, Austria to the east and Italy to the south. It has the highest mountains in Europe.


Switzerland's products are sought after the world over, from dangerously delicious cheese and chocolate to luxurious watches. Switzerland also offers top ski resorts like Zermatt and St Moritz.


Language: 65 to 70 percent speak German in central and eastern areas and 19 percent speak French in the west. English is spoken by many.


Electricity: 220 volts AC, 50Hz.  


Climate: The Alps cause many climatic variations throughout Switzerland. In the higher Alpine regions temperatures tend to be low, while the lower land of the northern area has higher temperatures and warm summers.