Switzerland is a landlocked country in Central Europe. Switzerland is located east of France, north of Italy and bordered by Germany and Austria to the north east. It is 15,940 sq miles with a population of 8,061,516 making it the 97th most populous country and the 136th largest.

General Information
Official Name: 
Swiss Confederation, Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft, Confédération Suisse, Confederazione Svizzera, Confederaziun Svizra, Confoederatio Helvetica
Capitol: 
Bern
Population: 
8,051,000
Languages: 
German, French, Italian and Romansh
Geographic Region: 
Geographic Size (km sq): 
41,284
Year of UN Membership: 
2002
Year of Present State Formation: 
1848
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Key Statistics & Indicators
Gross Domestic Product (GDP, Nominal): 
$693.532 Billion
Per Capita Income (PPP Adjusted): 
$47,863 (CID)
GDP Growth: 
2.00 (%)
Human Development Index (HDI): 
0.92
Gini Index (Income Inequality): 
28.70
Economic Grouping: 
Developed Country
History
International Relations
UN Voting Blocs & Caucuses: 
Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
Major International & Regional Organizations: 
ADB: Asian Development Bank
AfDB: African Development Bank
Australia Group
BIS: Bank for International Settlements
CD: Community of Democracies
CoEu: Council of Europe
CERN: European Organization for Nuclear Research
EAPC: Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council
EBRD: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
EFTA: European Free Trade Association
EITI: Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative
ESA: European Space Agency
FATF: Financial Action Task Force
G-10
IADB: Inter-American Development Bank
ICC: International Chamber of Commerce
ICRM: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
IEA: International Energy Agency
IFRCS: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
IGAD: Intergovernmental Authority on Development
IMSO: International Mobile Satellite Organization
Interpol: International Criminal Police Organization
IOC: International Olympic Committee
IOM: International Organization for Migration
IPU: Inter-Parliamentary Union
ISO: International Organization for Standardization
ITSO: International Telecommunications Satellite Organization
ITUC: International Trade Union Confederation
ALADI/LAIA: Latin American Integration Association
NEA: Nuclear Energy Agency
NSG: Nuclear Suppliers Group, aka London Group
OAS: Organization of American States
OECD: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OIF: Organisation internationale de la Francophonie
OSCE: Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
Pacific Alliance
Paris Club
PCA: Permanent Court of Arbitration
PFP: Partnership for Peace
Schengen Convention
WCO: World Customs Organization
ZC: Zangger Committee
UN Specialized Agencies & Organizations: 
CD: Conference on Disarmament
CTBTO: Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency
IBRD: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organization
ICSID: International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
IDA: International Development Association
IFAD: International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFC: International Finance Corporation
ILO: International Labor Organization
IMF: International Monetary Fund
IMO: International Maritime Organization
ITU: International Telecommunications Union
MIGA: Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
OPCW: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNIDO: United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNWTO: United Nations World Tourism Organization
UPU: Universal Postal Union
WBG: World Bank Group
WHO: World Health Organization
WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization
WMO: World Meteorological Organization
WTO: World Trade Organization
Current UN Peacekeeping Missions: 
MINUSMA: Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali
MONUSCO: UN Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
UNMISS: UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan
UNTSO: United Nations Truce Supervision Organisation, Middle East
Bilateral Relations
United Nations Data
Government Sources
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