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The Swiss Confederation, or Switzerland, is a small country in the center of Europe, with neighbors Germany, France, Italy, Austria and Liechtenstein. Languages spoken are German, French, Italian and Romanche. The German spoken there is more accurately called Swiss German, because it differs from German noticeably. In its various languages, Switzerland is called German: Schweiz, French: Suisse, Italian: Svizzera, Romanche: Svizra

The capital is Berne.

Other important cities include Zürich, Geneva, Basle, and Lausanne.

The Swiss are famous for their banks, their chocolate, their watches and their cheese.

The Swiss Conferderation consists of 26 cantons:

From the CIA World Factbook 2000. Not Wikified.