Switzerland at a Glance
Capital City : Berne
Major Cities : Baden, Basel, Bellinzona, Bern, Biel, Brig, Chur, Fribourg, Genève, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Lausanne, Locarno, Lugano, Luzern, Martigny, Montreux-Vevey, Neuchâtel, Schaffhausen, Sierre, Sion, Solothurn, St. Gallen, Thun, Winterthur, Zug, Zürich
Bordering Countries : Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Liechtenstein
Languages : German, French, Italian, Romansch
Due to its central position, the weather is influenced by the four main European air currents – from the Atlantic, the eastern continent, the northern sub polar region and the Mediterranean south. The climate is temperate on the Central Plateau; otherwise it differs considerably from region to region.
Landforms : Alps and Pre-Alps cover 60%, Central Plateau 30% and Jura 10% of the country.
Land Area : 41,284 km2