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Flag of Switzerland Coat of Arms of Switzerland
Flag Coat of Arms
Switzerland
Switzerland, 1875
Capital Bern
Largest city Zürich
Other cities Geneva, Basel
Language
  official
 
German, French, Italian, Romansh
  others English
Religion
  main
 
Catholic
  others Protestant, Judaism
Government Federation
Bundesrat 7 board members
Area 41,285 km²
Population 2,655,001 (Census 1870) 
Currency Swiss Franc

Geography

Switzerland is a landlocked nation in Central Europe. The main landmark are the Alps with the majority of the nation being part of or surrounded by them.

The nation is divided into regions: the Swiss Alps, the Central Plateau, and the Jure.

Swiss Alps

The Swiss Alps form part of the chain of mountains that cover most of Southern Europe. These mountains occupy approximately 65% of the Swiss nation. Dozens of glaciers dot the mountain ranges, and form the majority of Europe's fresh water supply with rivers such as the Rhine, the Rhone, the Inn, the Tico, and other assorted rivers. The nation holds 6% of Europe's water supply.

Central Plateau

Even only covering 30% of the nation of Switzerland, the Swiss Plateau (as it is referred to), most of the population is concentrated in the area. Most of Swiss agriculture occurs here with crops of wheat, barley, corn, sugar, and potatoes are grown here.

Most of the Swiss lumber is cut in the area, and infrastructure is highly developed.

Jure

Jure is a mountainous region in northern Switzerland. It acts as a natural barrier to the northern nations of France and Germany. The few mountain passes have roads, bridges, and train lines to connect the nation to the outside world.

Borders

Switzerland borders Italy to the south, France to the west, Lichtenstein and Austria-Hungary to the east, and Germany to the north. Most of the borders are mountainous regions, with heavy guard from the Swiss military. There are specific border crossings marked and troops guarding strategically important areas and sections.

The Swiss government purchased part of northern Italy to gain access to the Mediterranean Sea.

Government

Switzerland is a Federal Republic with several direct democracy principles, including people's rights to propose amendments to te constitution, declaration of war, and the ability to approve or disprove of new laws.

Political Divisions

Canton Foundation Capitol Population Area (Sq Km)
Zurich 1351 Zurich 1,729
Bern 1353 Bern 6,978
Lucerne 1332 Lucerne 1,493
Uri 1291 Altdorf 1,077
Schwyz 1291 Schwyz 908
Obwalden 1291 Sarnen 491
Nidwalden 1291 Stans 276
Glarus 1352 Glarus 685
Zug 1352 Zug 239
Fribourg 1481 Fribourg 1,671
Solothurn 1481 Solothurn 790
Basel 1501 Basel 37
Basel-Landschaft 1833 Liestal 518
Schaffhausen 1501 Schaffhausen 298
Appenzell Ausserrhoden 1513 Herisau 243
Appenzell Innerrhoden 1513 Appenzell 173
St. Gallen 1803 St. Gallen 2,026
Graubünden 1803 Chur 7,105
Aargau 1803 Aarau 1,404
Thurgau 1803 Frauenfeld 991
Ticino 1803 Bellinzona 2,812
Vaud 1803 Lausanne 3,212
Valais 1815 Sion 5,224
Neuchâtel 1815 Neuchâtel 803
Geneva 1815 Geneva 1,442
Aosta Valley 1874 81,260 3,263
1874
1874
Switzerland 1499 Bern 2,655,001 44,316

Military

  • Total Troops: 180,000
  • Active: 100,000
  • Reserve: 80,000

Scores

  • Dissident: 0.0
  • Army Tech: 1.75
  • Navy Tech: .75
  • Industrial Tech: 1.75


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