Capital: Bern

Population: 8,064,246 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Swiss Franc (CHF)

Official Languages: French, Italian, German, Romansch

Unofficial Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Albanian, and others

Main Religion: Christianity

Ethnic Groups: German, French, Italian, Romansch, and others

Largest Cities: Zurich, Geneva, Bassel, Bern

Main Sport: Winter Sports, Football

Political System: Confederation

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Palm Sunday (March 20)

Good Friday (March 25)

Easter (March 27-28)

Labor Day (May 1)

Ascension Day (May 5)

Pentecost (May 15)

Whit Monday (May 16)

Swiss National Day (August 1)

Federal Day of Thanksgiving, Repentance and Prayer (September 18)

All Saints’ Day (November 1)

Christmas Day (December 25)

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