People crossing a street


The main driver of demographic growth in Switzerland over the last few decades has been migration.

Federal Square with the fountain in front of Federal Palace in Bern

Politics and history

Federalism and direct democracy reflect the great importance that the Swiss political system places on the freedom of choice and self-determination.

Discussion in a break room at the World Economic Forum


Switzerland has one of the most competitive economies in the world thanks above all to its highly developed service sector.

The River Hinterrhein near Rothenbrunnen


Switzerland has three main geographic regions: the Alps covering around 60% of the country's total surface area, the Swiss Plateau (30%) and the Jura (10%).

More Switzerland on the web

A hand on a screen
The Swiss global network for education, research and innovation
Government close to the people

Sign post to many different countries
Organisation of the Swiss Abroad