Switzerland is located in Central Europe. It borders Germany to the north and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. To the south is Italy, and to the west is France. Switzerland does not have an official capital, but only a seat of government in Bern. Switzerland is a landlocked country. Switzerland is roughly the size of the Netherlands. With its 41,284 square kilometres, Switzerland is one of the smaller countries in the world.
Switzerland is a landlocked country in the middle of Europe, so it is not located by the sea. For this, it borders on several large countries: Germany in the north, France in the west, Italy in the south and Austria in the east. To the east is also the particularly small neighboring country of Liechtenstein.
Germany is about nine times the size of Switzerland and has about ten times as many inhabitants. Most of the Swiss have German, French or Italian as their mother tongue. These languages also exist in neighboring countries. The fourth language of Switzerland is Romansh. This is how the smallest group of inhabitants speaks, in the canton of Graubünden.
The land area of Switzerland consists of three large landscapes: the Jura stretches along the border with France. The central plateau with its many cities stretches from Lake Geneva to Lake Constance. However, most of it is in the Alps. Its high mountains are an important border in Europe for transport, for the climate and for culture.
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