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Switzerland is one of the 8 landlocked countries in Western Europe, bordered by France to the west, Italy to the south, Austria and Liechtenstein to the east and Germany to the north.

Switzerland was founded in 1291, as a union of three cantons against the Habsburg rule, and gained its independence in 1815. This great country is a peaceful and prosperous European power, who remained neutral during WWI and WWII. Instead Switzerland was renowned in machine building, chemical and pharmaceutical leadership and expert financial systems.

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Productivity and prosperity were initiated by government programs led by the Conservatives, Liberals, Social Democrats and the People's Party, who all work together for unity. As a result, Switzerland became the first country, worldwide, to institute the citizen's rights in government.

The languages spoken in Switzerland, with varying dialects, include French, Italian, and German, which is the most widely spoken.

The Swiss Franc is the national currency and it has the most stable form of currency rates anywhere in the world. Switzerland's top economic cities, are Zurich which houses the Swiss Bank, beautiful Geneva, medievel Basel and Bern, the capital. The 2011 population numbers for Switzerland was over 7 million.