Where is Switzerland?

Switzerland is located in the Western Europe region at latitude 46.818188 and longitude 8.227512 and is part of the European continent.

The DMS coordinates for the center of the country are:

  • 46° 49' 5.48'' N
  • 8° 13' 39.04'' E

You can see the location of Switzerland on the world map below:

Pin showing Switzerland on a map

Switzerland Neighboring Countries

The neighboring countries of Switzerland (CH) are:

  1. Austria (AT)
  2. France (FR)
  3. Germany (DE)
  4. Italy (IT)
  5. Liechtenstein (LI)

Switzerland is a landlocked country, which means it does not have direct access to the open ocean.

Switzerland Related Content

Switzerland Key Facts

CoordinatesLatitude: 46.818188
Longitude: 8.227512
Country CodesAlpha 2: CH
Alpha 3: CHE
Country Flag Emoji🇨🇭
Int. Phone Prefix+41
Capital cityBern
Western Europe
Country Area41,277 sq km
Population 20218,697,723
World Rank: 99
Median Age41.8
Life expectancy84
Major languagesGerman (or Swiss German) (official) 62.6%, French (official) 22.9%, Italian (official) 8.2%, English 5.4%, Portuguese 3.7%, Albanian 3.2%, Serbo-Croatian 2.5%, Spanish 2.4%, Romansh (official) 0.5%, other 7.7% (2017 est.)
UTC/GMT TimeNumber of time zones: 1
  • UTC+01:00
Internet TLD.ch
Biggest AirportZurich Airport (ZRH)
Average temperature5.10 °C
41.18 °F
Administrative Divisions26 cantons
Political systemFederal parliamentary democracy

Switzerland Economy Facts

World Bank Income GroupHigh income
World Bank RegionEurope & Central Asia
CurrencySwiss Franc (CHF)
GDP in 2020$752.2 (billions of USD)
World Rank: 19
GDP per capita in 2020$87,100
World Rank: 4
Major Industries / Economic SectorsManufacturing, services, agriculture, energy
Top 5 Import CountriesGermany, Italy, France, China, United States
Top 5 Export CountriesGermany, United States, China, France, Italy

Biggest Cities in Switzerland

Here are the largest cities in Switzerland based on 2021 data:

City Population
Zurich 434,008
Geneva 201,818
Basel 177,827
Lausanne 138,905
Bern 133,798
Winterthur 109,775
Lucerne 81,691
Sankt Gallen 75,833
Lugano 63,185
Biel/Bienne 54,456

Map of Switzerland with the Largest Cities

Other Countries in the Western Europe Region