Last updated on October 20th, 2019Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a country situated in western, central, and southern Europe. It has an area of 41,277 square km. Bern is its capital and Zürich is its largest city. German, French, Italian, and Romansh are its official languages. Swiss franc (CHF) is its official currency. Its five land bordering countries are Austria, Liechtenstein, France, Italy, and Germany. It is geographically divided between the Alps, the Jura mountains, and the Swiss Plateau. The majority of the Swiss population lives in the plateau. With these 139 facts about Switzerland, let’s learn more about its traditional culture, people, economy, history, tourism, mountain ranges, cities, and more. 1. Switzerland is slightly less than twice the size of New Jersey. 2. Zurich and Geneva are among the top ten most livable cities in the world. They rank second and eighth on the list, respectively. 3. The Swiss franc is the official currency of Switzerland.