Switzerland is located in the heart of Europe. The official name - the Swiss Confederation. It shares borders with Germany, Austria, the Principality of Liechtenstein, France and Italy.
Consists of 20 cantons and 6 half. Each canton has its own constitution, government and parliament, but the sovereignty of the cantons now significantly limited. Head of state and government - the president.
Their well-being Swiss Confederation obliged banks, which at present there is not more than 400 Swiss fought wars past 500 years, with the result that today live in one of the richest countries in the world.
Capital - Bern.
In Switzerland, four official languages - German (spoken by 65% of the population), French (18%) and Italian (12%); about 1% of the Swiss speak Romansh language.
The population is about 7 million. Persons. Currency - Swiss Franc.
The main religion - Christianity: 50% of believers - Catholics, 48% - Protestants.
The Swiss - civilized people, patient and sustained. Their temperament is far from violent displays of emotion, and an unhurried pace of life weighted years.
National cuisine of Switzerland through a variety of coexisting cultures - a Mecca for gourmets. The influence of the French, German and Italian cuisine is typical of the places where the prevailing relevant languages. Quality of food spotless throughout.
Despite its small size, Switzerland boasts lots of attractions and natural beauty. This is not surprising, since the most mountainous country in Europe can explore not only the "breadth", but also "upward": Alps occupy two thirds of all its territory. At its disposal 48 peaks over 4,000 m. Highest point in the country is located in the Pennine Alps and called Dufour Peak (4634 m).