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Switzerland – Landscapes

Switzerland is a federal republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities. The country is situated in Western Europe,where it is bordered by Germany to the north, France to the west, Italy to the south, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. Switzerland is a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Central Plateau and the Jura, spanning an area of 41285 km2 (15940 sq mi). While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 7.9 million people concentrates mostly on the Plateau, where the largest cities are to be found. Among them are the two global cities and economic centres of Zurich and Geneva. The Swiss Confederation has a long history of neutrality—it has not been in a state of war internationally since 1815—and did not join the United Nations until 2002. It pursues, however, an active foreign policy and is frequently involved in peace-building processes around the world. Switzerland is also the birthplace of the Red Cross and home to a large number of international organizations, including the second largest UN office. On the European level, it is a founding member of the European Free Trade Association and is part of the Schengen Area — although it is notably not a member of the European Union, nor the European Economic Area. In nominal terms, Switzerland is one of the richest countries in the world by per capita gross domestic product, with a nominal per capita

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Talk about your country: Switzerland Turkey Italy FREE ENGLISH LESSONS

Let’s learn about each other’s countries. Italy, Switzerland, Turkey, Japan, Germany… This technique is used in our classes to push students to talk about something interesting — and make mistakes — then the teacher helps the students find the correct language. Our method at our school pushes the student to participate in the class and SPEAK.

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