Switzerland's flagLocation: Central Europe
Official name: Swiss Confederation
Formation (date of independence / date current borders were established): 1291 / 1857
Capital city: Bern
Population: 7.6 million / 495 people per sq mile (191 people per sq km)
Total land area: 15,942 square miles (41,290 square km)
Language(s) spoken: German (official language), Swiss-German, French (official language), Italian (official language), Romansch
Main religions: Roman Catholic 42%, Protestant 35%, Other and nonreligious 19%, Muslim 4%
Ethnic mix: German 64%, French 20%, Other 9.5%, Italian 6%, Romansch 0.5%
Government type: Parliamentary system
Currency: Swiss franc = 100 rappen/centimes
Literacy rate: 99%
Calorie consumption (daily per person): 3421 kilocalories

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