General

Summary

Land-bound confederation in Western Europe, bordering France, Germany, Italy and Austria. One of the OECD countries. Member of EFTA. Switzerland has a bilateral agreement with the EU.

Language(s)

German (used in central and eastern areas), French (in the west), Italian (in the south). Romansch (southeast).

International Direct Dialling Code

00 41

International Country Code

CH

Cities

Capital: Bern

Principal Ports

Basel

Weights and Measures

Metric system

Electricity Supply

230V, 50Hz

Currency

The Swiss franc (CHF).

Journey Planning

Time

One hour ahead of GMT (one hour ahead of BST).

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