Swiss Conferderation
Confoederatio Helvetica
Political information
Type Federal multi-party directorial republic with elements of direct democracy
Head of State Members of the Federal Council
Head of Government Federal Chancellor Walter Buser
Military Swiss Armed Forces
Societal information
Capital Bern
Language(s) German, French, Italian, Romansh
National anthem Swiss Psalm
Historical information
Date formed 1300s
Date established 22 September 1499 (de facto)
12 September 1848 (as a federal state)
Date restored 7 August 1815
Conflicts Neutral in World War III

Switzerland, officially called the Swiss Federation, is a federal parliamentary republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities, the so-called Bundesstadt. The country is situated in Western and Central Europe, where it is bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east.

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