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Switzerland is a land of spectacular mountain landscapes and dramatic lakes in Central Europe. The Alps dominates the landscapes and Switzerland has some of the highest elevations in the Alps. This makes for dramatic scenery and superb skiing opportunities. Switzerland is one of the most politically and economically stable countries in the world despite its fusion of three distinct cultures: German is prevalent in Zurich and the northern, central and eastern regions; French in Geneva and the western region; Italian in Lugano and the southern region; and Romansh in St. Moritz and the south-eastern region. This fusion of German, French and Italian ingredients results in a robust national culture. Switzerland is also known for its precision and order. Transport runs on schedule and cities are tidy.

Regions in Switzerland

Aargau is one of the more northerly cantons of Switzerland. It comprises the lower course of the river Aare, which is why the canton is called Aargau... READ MORE

The canton of Basel-Stadt was created when the historic canton of Basel was divided in 1833. The result of this division was two half cantons: Basel-S... READ MORE

The canton of Berne is mainly drained by the River Aar and its tributaries. The area of the canton is commonly divided into three areas. The Bernese O... READ MORE

The Canton of Fribourg is a canton of Switzerland and it is located in the west of the country. The capital of the canton is Fribourg.... READ MORE

The canton of Geneva is located in the southwestern corner of Switzerland and is considered one of the most cosmopolitan areas of the country. As a ce... READ MORE

Glarus is the capital of the Canton of Glarus in Switzerland. Glarus lies on the Linth River at the foot of the Glärnisch foothills in the Glaru... READ MORE

The Graubunden are known for a dried-beef delicacy called Bundnerfleisch and for a nut and honey pie known as Bundner Nusstorte. Another specialty, pr... READ MORE

Lucerne is located in the centre of Switzerland with a population of 359,016 as of 2006. Lucerne is a canton of Switzerland which lies on the northern... READ MORE

The canton of Neuchatel is located in Romandy, the western part of Switzerland. To its northeast it borders the canton of Bern, to the northwest Franc... READ MORE

Nidwalden is a canton located in the centre of Switzerland. Because of its mountainous geography, tourism is important in Nidwalden. The lake and the ... READ MORE

Within the Swiss Confederation Obwalden is a half canton. This gives Obwalden all the rights and duties of full cantons, with the exception that the c... READ MORE

Romandy is the French-speaking part of Switzerland. It covers the area of the cantons of Geneva, Vaud, Neuchâtel, and Jura as well as the French... READ MORE

Schwyz is a canton in central Switzerland between the Alps in the south, Lake Lucerne in the east and Lake Zurich in the north, centered around and na... READ MORE

The canton of St. Gallen is located in the north east of Switzerland. The capital is St. Gallen. There are alternative spellings for the canton: St. G... READ MORE

To the north the canton is bound by the Lake Constance across which lies Germany and Austria. The river Rhine creates the border in the northwest. To ... READ MORE

Canton Ticino or Ticino is the southernmost canton of Switzerland and the written language is Italian in almost the entire canton.... READ MORE


It is located in Central Switzerland. The canton's territory covers the valley of the Reuss River between Lake Lucerne and the St. Gotthard Pass. Germ... READ MORE

The canton is one of the drier parts of Switzerland in its central Rhone valley. Paradoxically it is also one of most well-watered parts, having large... READ MORE

The capital of Vaud is Lausanne. The canton stretches from Lake Neuchâtel in the north, where it borders the canton of Neuchâtel to Lake G... READ MORE


The Canton of Zug is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland. Zug is located in central Switzerland and its capital is also Zug.... READ MORE

The canton is located in the northeast of Switzerland and the city of Zurich is its capital. The official language is German, but people speak the loc... READ MORE

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