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Switzerland

Switzerland

With a backdrop of beautiful alpine meadows, mighty glaciers and dramatic, soaring peaks, Switzerland is a mountain lover’s paradise.

  • Capital city: Bern
  • Population: 8,000,000 (2012 est)
  • Size of country: 41,285 km2
  • Currency: Swiss Franc
  • Power supply: 220v/50hz
  • Sockets: Round two-pin variety
  • Language: German (61%) and French (20%) are the most commonly spoken languages in Switzerland.
  • Time difference: GMT +1 hour
  • Visas: British nationals do not need a visa to enter Switzerland.
  • Religion: There is no official state religion in Switzerland and 20% of the population do not profess a religion. Of those that do, 39% are Catholics, 31% are protestants, 5% are Muslims and 4% other
  • Popular dishes: Cheese and potatoes are the primary ingredients in Swiss cuisine. Cheese fondue or raclette are popular dishes. Switzerland is also well known for the quality of its chocolate.
  • Popular drinks: Rivella, a fizzy drink based on lactose, is one of the most popular drinks in Switzerland.
  • Did you know: Unlike many other countries Switzerland does not have a national flower or animal.
  • FCDO link: FCDO travel advice
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