Switzerland (Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft)
A state in Western Europe. The name of the country comes from name of one of the three original cantons of Schwyz. Switzerland is a member of the UN since 2002 and is part of the Schengen Agreement since 2004. Being a traditional country of tourism, Switzerland traditionally holds quite a strong position in this area in Europe. The favorable geographical position, coupled with its picturesque landscape, as well as a well-developed tourist infrastructure provides the influx of a large number of tourists. Alps occupy 2/3 of the whole of Switzerland, attracting thousands of outdoor enthusiasts. Switzerland - a true paradise for skiers, climbers and all lovers of travel, and actively spend time and relax in the fresh air. Basic kinds of tourism in Switzerland - excursions and recreation, leisure, ski resorts.
The location, grounds and landscape
The country's territory is 41 284 км².
Population: more than 7 million 950 thousand people.
Biggest cities: Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Bern, Lausanne.
Languages: official languages are German, French, Italian and partially Romansh (the latter only for business communication with persons native Romansh language).
Credit card payment systems: Visa, MasterCard, American Express.