• Accession to the Council of Europe : 1963
  • Surface Area : 41 285 km2
  • Population : 8.14 million inhabitants (2014)
  • Capital : Bern
  • Official languages : German, French, Italian, Romansch
  • Predominant religions : Catholics; Protestants
  • Government type : Confederation, similar in structure to a federal republic
  • Head of state : Simonetta Sommaruga since 1 January 2020
  • Currency : Swiss Franc (CHF)
  • International code : + 41
  • National holiday : August 1