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Switzerland Google map

Google maps, short information, Hotel Booking and detailed facts of Switzerland, (CHE). This page enables you to explore Switzerland and its border countries (location: Central Europe, east of France, north of Italy) through detailed Satellite imagery - fast and easy as never before Google maps. Find comprehensive information below about the country (CHE) in its diversity: geography, economy, science, people, culture, environment, government and history - All in One on Driving Directions and Maps portal!

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Switzerland Google map

The map below shows Switzerland with cities, towns, highways, main roads, streets and Street Views. To find a location, place or landmark, use the following form and click on the "Show Map" button.


 

The Google map above is showing Switzerland in Europe (geographic coordinates: 47 00 N, 8 00 E) with international borders; total: 1,770 km
Border countries: Austria 158 km, France 525 km, Italy 698 km, Liechtenstein 41 km, Germany 348 km furthermore inland counties boundaries.

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Short facts about Switzerland, Europe

Name of the country: Switzerland Abbrevation of Switzerland: Switz. Capital of Switzerland:
Located: Europe Land area: total: 41,277 sq km
land: 39,997 sq km
water: 1,280 sq km
Location: Central Europe, east of France, north of Italy
Geographic coordinates: 47 00 N, 8 00 E Terrain: mostly mountains (Alps in south, Jura in northwest) with a central plateau of rolling hills, plains, and large lakes
Area comparative: slightly less than twice the size of New Jersey
Population: 7581000 Population grow rate: 0.78% (2014 estimated) Sex ratio: at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.97 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.76 male(s)/female
total population: 0.97 male(s)/female (2014 estimated)
Exports: $229.2 billion (2013 estimated)

$226 billion (2012 estimated)
note: trade data exclude trade with Switzerland

Imports: $200.5 billion (2013 estimated)

$197.9 billion (2012 estimated)

Import partners: Germany 28.19%, Italy 10.46%, France 8.49%, United States 6.08%, China 5.75%, Austria 4.4% (2013 estimated)
Urbanization: urban population: 73.7% of total population (2011)
rate of urbanization: 0.49% annual rate of change (2010-15 estimated)
Airports: 63 (2013) Climate: temperate, but varies with altitude; cold, cloudy, rainy/snowy winters; cool to warm, cloudy, humid summers with occasional showers

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About Switzerland

The Swiss Confederation was founded in 1291 as a defensive alliance among three cantons. In succeeding years, other localities joined the original three. The Swiss Confederation secured its independence from the Holy Roman Empire in 1499. A constitution of 1848, subsequently modified in 1874, replaced the confederation with a centralized federal government. Switzerland's sovereignty and neutrality have long been honored by the major European powers, and the country was not involved in either of the two world wars. The political and economic integration of Europe over the past half century, as well as Switzerland's role in many UN and international organizations, has strengthened Switzerland's ties with its neighbors. However, the country did not officially become a UN member until 2002. Switzerland remains active in many UN and international organizations but retains a strong commitment to neutrality.

About the flag of Switzerland: red square with a bold, equilateral white cross in the center that does not extend to the edges of the flag; various medieval legends purport to describe the origin of the flag; a white cross used as identification for troops of the Swiss Confederation is first attested at the Battle of Laupen (1339)

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Detailed facts of Switzerland

Geographical details of Switzerland

Area: total: 41,277 sq km
land: 39,997 sq km
water: 1,280 sq km

Area - comparative: slightly less than twice the size of New Jersey

Climate: temperate, but varies with altitude; cold, cloudy, rainy/snowy winters; cool to warm, cloudy, humid summers with occasional showers

Elevation extremes: lowest point: Lake Maggiore 195 m
highest point: Dufourspitze 4,634 m

Geography - note: landlocked; crossroads of northern and southern Europe; along with southeastern France, northern Italy, and southwestern Austria, has the highest elevations in the Alps

Irrigated land: 550 sq km (2007)

Land use: arable land: 9.8%
permanent crops: 0.57%
other: 89.63% (2011)

Land boundaries: total: 1,770 km
Border countries: Austria 158 km, France 525 km, Italy 698 km, Liechtenstein 41 km, Germany 348 km

Lengths of coastline: 0 km (landlocked)

Lengths of waterways: 1,292 km (there are 1,227 km of waterways on lakes and rivers for public transport and another 65 km on the Rhine River between Basel-Rheinfelden and Schaffhausen-Bodensee used for the transport of commercial goods) (2010)

Location: Central Europe, east of France, north of Italy

Major urban areas population: Zurich 1.194 million; BERN (capital) 353,000 (2011)

Map references: Europe

Natural hazards: avalanches, landslides; flash floods

Natural resources: hydropower potential, timber, salt

Terrain: mostly mountains (Alps in south, Jura in northwest) with a central plateau of rolling hills, plains, and large lakes

Urbanization: urban population: 73.7% of total population (2011)
rate of urbanization: 0.49% annual rate of change (2010-15 estimated)


Switzerland and its administrative divisions

26 cantons (cantons, singular - canton in French; cantoni, singular - cantone in Italian; Kantone, singular - Kanton in German); Aargau, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Basel-Landschaft, Basel-Stadt, Bern/Berne, Fribourg/Freiburg, Geneve, Glarus, Graubuenden/Grischun/Grigioni, Jura, Luzern, Neuchatel, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Sankt Gallen, Schaffhausen, Schwyz, Solothurn, Thurgau, Ticino, Uri, Valais/Wallis, Vaud, Zug, Zuerich
note: 6 of the cantons - Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Basel-Landschaft, Basel-Stadt, Nidwalden, Obwalden - are referred to as half cantons because they elect only one member to the Council of States and, in popular referendums where a majority of popular votes and a majority of cantonal votes are required, these six cantons only have a half vote.

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