The main driver of demographic growth in Switzerland over the last few decades has been migration.
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.
Switzerland has one of the most competitive economies in the world thanks above all to its highly developed service sector.
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%).