The Swiss Confederation, often called Switzerland, is a Western European nation located in the Alps mountain range. Known worldwide for its neutrality, Switzerland is a peaceful democratic nation with an extremely ancient history, and is home to German, French, Italian, and Swiss peoples.
Landlocked and in extremely Alpine conditions, Switzerland is known for its rough and rugged mountains such as the Matterhorn. Switzerland's western border is with France, Germany occupies the northern border while Austria and Liechtenstein are neighbors the east. Italy, located to the south, is the fifth neighbor of Switzerland.