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Switzerland: Federal republic in Central Europe
Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a country situated at the confluence of Western, Central, and Southern Europe. It is a federal republic composed of 26 cantons, with federal authorities based in Bern. Switzerland is a landlocked country bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. It is geographically divided among the Swiss Plateau, the Alps, and the Jura, spanning a total area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi), and land area of 39,997 km2 (15,443 sq mi). While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 8.5 million is concentrated mostly on the plateau, where the largest cities and economic centres are located, among them Zürich, Geneva and Basel. These cities are home to several offices of international organisations such as the headquarters of FIFA, the UN's second-largest Office, and the main building of the Bank for International Settlements. The main international airports of Switzerland are also located in these cities.

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Germany and Switzerland train ahead of Nations League match [Video]

Germany and Switzerland train ahead of Nations League match

Germany and Switzerland hit the training pitch ahead of their Nations League showdown.

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Yemen gov’t, Houthis agree to exchange over 1,000 prisoners [Video]

Yemen gov’t, Houthis agree to exchange over 1,000 prisoners

Yemen’s warring sides agree to exchange more than 1,000 prisoners during UN-sponsored talks in Switzerland.

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Switzerland debates culling its wolves [Video]

Switzerland debates culling its wolves

Conservation efforts have led to a global rebound in wolf populations. But it's also sparked debates over protecting species and protecting farmers in countries including the United States, Germany,..

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Protest against China slave camps, 'genocide' of Uyghurs outside UN office [Video]

Protest against China slave camps, 'genocide' of Uyghurs outside UN office

A protest was organised against China outside the United Nations office in Geneva, Switzerland. The 3-day long demonstration, consisting of a photo exhibition, was organised by a group called the World..

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Tamara Ecclestone welcomes baby daughter Serena [Video]

Tamara Ecclestone welcomes baby daughter Serena

The Tamara's World star and her husband Jay Rutland welcomed Serena into the world at a hospital near Bern in Switzerland a week ago.

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The Whitepod Eco-luxury hotel & Alpine Experience In Valais, Switzerland [Video]

The Whitepod Eco-luxury hotel & Alpine Experience In Valais, Switzerland

The Whitepod Eco-Luxury Hotel & Alpine experience in Valais, Switzerland lets you live a unique experience in a preserved nature at the heart of the Swiss Alps. Pitched at an altitude of 1400m,..

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How low-burping cows could put a dent on emissions [Video]

How low-burping cows could put a dent on emissions

A Swiss-engineered cattle-feed additive being tested out in the United States could be one promising step in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from cattle. Gavino Garay reports.

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Europe's 5G dilemma: technical revolution or threat to citizens' health? [Video]

Europe's 5G dilemma: technical revolution or threat to citizens' health?

In this edition of Unreported Europe, Euronews is in Switzerland to find out why many fear the rollout of 5G - and how it is dividing the scientific community.View on euronews

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Unreported Europe: 5G fears and unanswered questions [Video]

Unreported Europe: 5G fears and unanswered questions

In this edition of Unreported Europe, Euronews is in Switzerland to find out why many fear the rollout of 5G - and how it is dividing the scientific community.

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 08:00Published
Teacher dresses head-to-toe in pink and decorates home to match [Video]

Teacher dresses head-to-toe in pink and decorates home to match

A teacher is so obsessed with pink that she has decorated her entire house inthe pretty hue and worn it head-to-toe every day for more than a decade.Yasmin Charlotte, 32, has loved blush and bubblegum..

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New Study Offers Hope For Adult Dyslexics [Video]

New Study Offers Hope For Adult Dyslexics

Researchers from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, have made a surprising, even shocking, breakthrough in treating adult dyslexics. Dyslexia is commonly known as a reading disorder. Affecting up..

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Air bridges: Czech Republic and Switzerland join England's quarantine list [Video]

Air bridges: Czech Republic and Switzerland join England's quarantine list

A list of countries and territories in Europe from which people don't need toquarantine on arrival in England, after Czech Republic and Switzerland wereadded from the list.

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World's first parachute jump from solar-powered plane [Video]

World's first parachute jump from solar-powered plane

A parachutist completed the world's first jump from a solar-powered aircraft on Tuesday after the plane soared to a height of nearly 5,000 ft over western Switzerland, Swiss organizers said.

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