Switzerland Switzerland (German: Schweiz; French: Suisse; Italian: Svizzera; Romansh: Svizra), officially the Swiss Confederation (Latin: Confoederatio Helvetica, hence its abbreviation CH), is a federal parliamentary republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities, the so-called Bundesstadt ("federal city").
The country is situated in Western and Central Europe, where it is bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east.
Switzerland is a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning an area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi).
While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 8 million people is concentrated mostly on the Plateau, where the largest cities are to be found.
Among them are the two global cities and economic centres of Zürich and Geneva.

Switzerland's Notable Births
1899 December 18
Antonio Ligabue, painter (born at Zurigo, Switzerland) (dead 1965 May 27) Sagittarius
1991 April 27
Lara Gut, Skiing (born at Sorengo, Ticino,Switzerland) Taurus
1977 January 24
Michelle Hunziker, television host (born at Sorengo, Switzerland) Aquarius
1879 December 18
Paul Klee, painter (born at Münchenbuchsee, Switzerland) (dead 1940 June 29) Sagittarius
1981 August 08
Roger Federer, tennis player (born at Basel, Switzerland) Leo
1936 March 19
Ursula Andress, actress (born at Ostermundigen,Switzerland) Pisces
1936 December 13
Search with google:Aga Khan KarimAga Khan Karim , entrepreneur (born at Ginevra,Switzerland) Sagittarius
1934 November 01
Search with google:Agnelli UmbertoAgnelli Umberto , entrepreneur (born at Losanna,Switzerland) (dead 2004 May 27) Scorpio
1964 October 31
Search with google:Amanda SandrelliAmanda Sandrelli , actress (born at LosannaSwitzerland) Scorpio
1700 February 08
Search with google:Daniel BernoulliDaniel Bernoulli , Mathematician (born at Groningen,Switzerland) (dead 1782 March 17) Aquarius
1966 September 09
Search with google:David BennentDavid Bennent , actor (born at Losanna,Switzerland) Virgo
Switzerland's Notable Deaths
1993 January 20
Audrey Hepburn, actress (dead at Tolochenaz,Switzerland) (born 1929 May 04) Taurus
1938 June 15
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, painter (dead at Frauenkirch-Wildboden, Switzerland) (born 1880 May 06) Taurus
1940 June 29
Paul Klee, painter (dead at Muralto, Switzerland) (born 1879 December 18) Sagittarius
2017 May 23
Roger Moore, actor (dead at Crans-Montana,Switzerland) (born 1927 October 14) Libra
1977 December 25
Search with google:Charlie ChaplinCharlie Chaplin , actor (dead at Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland) (born 1889 April 16) Aries
1782 March 17
Search with google:Daniel BernoulliDaniel Bernoulli , Mathematician (dead at Basilea,Switzerland) (born 1700 February 08) Aquarius
1995 August 20
Search with google:Hugo Pratt EugenioHugo Pratt Eugenio , fumettista, romanziere,saggista (dead at Losanna,Switzerland) (born (1927))
1941 January 13
Search with google:James JoyceJames Joyce , Writer (dead at Zurich,Switzerland) (born 1882 February 02) Aquarius
1955 August 12
Search with google:Thomas MannThomas Mann , writer (dead at Zurigo, Switzerland) (born 1875 June 06) Gemini
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