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Switzerland is a landlocked alpine country of roughly 7.6 million people in Western Europe.  Germany, France, Italy, Austria and Liechtenstein border it.

Switzerland has a long history of neutrality — it has not been at war since 1815 — and hosts many international organizations, including the Red Cross, the World Trade Organization and one of the U.N.'s two European offices.

Switzerland is multilingual and has four national languages: German, French, Italian and Romansh.

A survey found that Zürich and Geneva had respectively first and second highest quality of living in the world.

Switzerland has the 2nd highest life expectancy in Europe (after Sweden).

The Swiss have a long tradition of watch making, and are the uncontested leader in luxury watches, which include Rolex and Swatch.

Some of the world's most famous companies are Swiss, Nestlé (food).

Agricultural products include: grains, fruits, vegetables; meat, eggs

Major trading partners: Germany, U.S., France, Italy, UK, Spain, Netherlands and Austria.

The Flag

The flag of Switzerland consists of a red square with a bold, equilateral white cross in the centre. The Red Cross symbol used by the International Committee of the Red Cross is based on the Swiss flag.

Did you know Switzerland is one of the richest countries in the world?

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