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

Special Symbols for Social Media
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Government close to the people

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Swiss science, education, art and innovation worldwide

Sign post to many different countries
Organisation of the Swiss Abroad

Swiss flag
Both the red colour and the dimensions of the white cross of the square Swiss flag are precisely prescribed, and the German-speaking Swiss call it a "Fahne" as opposed to "Flagge", the word for flag used in Germany. © FDFA, Presence Switzerland

Switzerland Global Enterprise
Export, Import, Investment