What is Switzerland?

Switzerland

Switzerland (German: Schweiz ; French: Suisse ; Italian: Svizzera ; Romansh: Svizra or ), in its full name the Swiss Confederation (Latin: Confoederatio Helvetica, hence its abbreviation CH), is a federal republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities. The country is situated in western Europe, where it is bordered by Germany to the north, France to the west, Italy to the south, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east.

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Switzerland - Culture - Cuisine
... Main article Swiss cuisine The cuisine of Switzerland is multi-faceted ... Chocolate had been made in Switzerland since the 18th century but it gained its reputation at the end of the 19th century with the invention of modern techniques such as conching and tempering which enabled ... The most popular alcoholic drink in Switzerland is wine ...
Otto Pfister - Teams As A Player
1899 (Germany, 1958–1959) FC Chiasso (Switzerland, 1959–1960) FC Grenchen (Switzerland, 1960–1961) FC Vaduz (Liechtenstein, 1961–1963)° FC St ... Gallen (Switzerland, 1963–1966)° FC Nordstern Basel (Switzerland, 1966–1968)° FC Moutier (Switzerland, 1968–1969)° FC Chur (Switzerland, 1969–1972)° ...
List Of Lakes - Europe - International Lakes in Europe
... Lake Constance (Austria, Germany, Switzerland Bodensee) Dojran Lake (Republic of Macedonia and Greece) Lake Geneva (France, Switzerland Lac Léman) Lake Lugano (Switzerlan ...

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