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2022-JUN-22


SWISS Confederation [Helvetic Confederation]
(Berne lq + Lausanne j)

SWISS Confederation
[Helvetic Confederation]

Flag or Logo since 1900-01-01
SCHWEIZERISCHE Eidgenossenschaft (de) + Confédération SUISSE (fr) + Confederazione SVIZZERA (it) + Confederaziun SVIZRA (rm)n + Confœderatio HELVETICA (la) UNO Member
Emblem or Symbol

President Ignazio Cassis
(ruler of SWITZERLAND since 2022-01-01)
 
 
 
 
Capitals & administrative places: Berne lq + Lausanne j
(Bern + Lausanne)
j judicial capital
l legislative or parliamentary capital, seat of government
q de facto capital
Official & national languages: German (de) . French (fr) . Italian (it) . Latin (la) . Romansh (rm) .
n national language

Mainland:


HELVETIA HELVETIAN Confederation  (Berne + Lausanne)

26 Federated Divisions:

APPENZELL-INNER RHODES Canton of APPENZELL-INNER RHODES  (Appenzell)Local: Kanton APPENZELL-INNERRHODEN (de)  (Appenzell)
APPENZELL-OUTER RHODES Canton of APPENZELL-OUTER RHODES  (Herisau + Trogen)Local: Kanton APPENZELL-AUSSERRHODEN (de)  (Herisau + Trogen)
ARGOVIA Canton of ARGOVIA  (Aarau)Local: Kanton AARGAU (de)  (Aarau)
BASLE-CITY Canton of BASLE-CITY  (Basle)Local: Kanton BASEL-STADT (de)  (Basel)
BASLE-COUNTRY Canton of BASLE-COUNTRY  (Liestal)Local: Kanton BASEL-LANDSCHAFT (de)  (Liestal)
BERNE Canton of BERNE  (Berne)Local: Kanton BERN (de) + Canton de BERNE (fr)  (Bern)
FRIBOURG Canton of FRIBOURG  (Fribourg)Local: Kanton FREIBURG (de) + Canton de FRIBOURG (fr)  (Freiburg)
GENEVA Republic and Canton of GENEVA  (Geneva)Local: République et Canton de GENÈVE (fr)  (Genève)
GLARUS Canton of GLARUS  (Glarus)Local: Kanton GLARUS (de)  (Glarus)
GRISONS Canton of GRISONS  (Chur)Local: Kanton GRAUBÜNDEN (de) + Chantun GRISCHUN (rm) + Cantone dei GRIGIONI (it)  (Cuira)
JURA Republic and Canton of JURA  (Delemont)Local: République et Canton du JURA (fr)  (Delémont)
LUCERNE Canton of LUCERNE  (Lucerne)Local: Kanton LUZERN (de)  (Luzern)
NEUCHATEL Republic and Canton of NEUCHATEL  (Neuchatel)Local: République et Canton de NEUCHÂTEL (fr)  (Neuchâtel)
NIDWALD Canton of NIDWALD  (Stans)Local: Kanton NIDWALDEN (de)  (Stans)
OBWALD Canton of OBWALD  (Sarnen)Local: Kanton OBWALDEN (de)  (Sarnen)
SAINT GALL Canton of SAINT GALL  (Saint Gall)Local: Kanton SANKT GALLEN (de)  (Sankt Gallen)
SCHWYZ Canton of SCHWYZ  (Schwyz)Local: Kanton SCHWYZ (de)  (Schwyz)
SHAFFHOUSE Canton of SHAFFHOUSE  (Shaffhouse)Local: Kanton SCHAFFHAUSEN (de)  (Schaffhausen)
SOLOTHURN Canton of SOLOTHURN  (Solothurn)Local: Kanton SOLOTHURN (de)  (Solothurn)
THURGOVIA Canton of THURGOVIA  (Frauenfeld)Local: Kanton THURGAU (de)  (Frauenfeld)
TICINO Republic and Canton of TICINO  (Bellenz)Local: Repubblica e Cantone del TICINO (it)  (Bellinzona)
URI Canton of URI  (Altdorf)Local: Kanton URI (de)  (Altdorf)
VALAIS Republic and Canton of VALAIS  (Sitten)Local: République et Canton du VALAIS (fr) + Staat und Kanton WALLIS (de)  (Sion)
VAUD Republic and Canton of VAUD  (Lausanne)Local: République et Canton de VAUD (fr)  (Lausanne)
ZOUG Canton of ZOUG  (Zoug)Local: Kanton ZUG (de)  (Zug)
ZURICH Stand and Canton of ZURICH  (Zurich)Local: Stand und Kanton ZÜRICH (de)  (Zürich)



1 Condominium:

EUROAIRPORT International Airport of Basel Mulhouse Freiburg : EUROAIRPORT  (Euroairport)Local: Aéroport international de Bâle-Mulhouse-Fribourg : EUROAIRPORT (fr) + Flughafen Basel-Mülhausen-Freiburg : EUROAIRPORT (de) + EUROAIRPORT Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (en)  (Euroairport)

2 Assisted Countries

HOLY SEE State of Vatican City : HOLY SEE  (Vatican City a + Pontifical Palace of Castel Gandolfo s) Pope Francis I
LIECHTENSTEIN Principality of LIECHTENSTEIN  (Vaduz) Prince Hans-Adam II






1 Government or Movement in Exile

SAVOY STATE Provisional Government of the State of SAVOY  (Geneva) Fabrice Dugerdil



Military entity abroad, special or locally shared:

EUCAP SAHEL MALI European Union Capacity Building Mission in Mali : EUCAP SAHEL MALI  (Bamako)Local: European Union Capacity Building Mission in Mali : EUCAP SAHEL MALI (en) + Mission de soutien aux capacités de sécurité intérieure maliennes : EUCAP SAHEL MALI (fr)  (Bamako)


103 Organisations or Groupings membership (selective)


AFRICAN BANK African Development Bank : AFDB  (Tunis)
AIR SPORTS World Air Sports Federation : WASF  (Lausanne)
ANTARCTICA Antarctic Treaty System : ATS  ((Buenos Aires))
ASIA-EUROPE Asia-Europe Meeting : ASEM  (Brussels + Singapore)
ASIAN BANK Asian Development Bank : ADB  (Mandaluyong City)
ASIAN INFRASTRUCTURE BANK Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank : AIIB  (Beijing)
CENTRAL BANK Bank for International Settlements : BIS  (Basle)
CERN European Organization for Nuclear Research : CERN  (Meyrin)
CHEMICAL WEAPONS PROHIBITION Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons : OPCW  (The Hague)
CIVIL STATUS International Commission of Civil Status : ICCS  (Strasbourg)
CUSTOMS World Customs Organization : WCO  (Brussels)
EFTA European Free Trade Association : EFTA  (Geneva)
ENERGY International Energy Charter : IEC  (Woluwe-Saint Lambert)
ESA European Space Agency : ESA  (Paris)
EUMETSAT European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites : EUMETSAT  (Darmstadt)
EURO-ATLANTIC Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council : EAPC  (Sintra)
EUROCONTROL European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation : EUROCONTROL  (Brussels-Haren)
EUROPE Council of Europe : CE  (Strasbourg)
EUROPEAN BANK European Bank for Reconstruction and Development : EBRD  (London)
EUROPEAN PATENT European Patent Organisation : EPORG  (Munich)
EUROPEAN SCIENCE European Science Foundation : ESF  (Strasbourg)
EUROPEAN SOUTHERN OBSERVATORY European Southern Observatory : ESO  (Garching near Munich)
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations : FAO Specialized Agency  (Rome)
FIFA Federation of International Football Association : FIFA  (Zurich)
FINANCE Financial Stability Board : FSB  (Basle)
FRANCOPHONIE International Organisation of the Francophonie : OIF  (Paris)
GENEVA CONVENTION GENEVA Convention  (Geneva)
GLOBAL FUND The Global Fund to Fight Aids Tuberculosis and Malaria : GFATM  (Vernier-Geneva)
HAGUE CONFERENCE Hague Conference on Private International Law : HCCH  (The Hague)
HAGUE CONVENTION Permanent Court of Arbitration : PCA  (The Hague)
HUMANITARIAN LAW International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission : IHFFC  (Berne)
IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency : IAEA Specialized Agency  (Vienna)
IBRD International Bank for Reconstruction and Development : IBRD  (Washington-District of Columbia)
ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization : ICAO Specialized Agency  (Montreal)
ICJ International Court of Justice : ICJ  (The Hague)
IFAD International Fund for Agricultural Development : IFAD Specialized Agency  (Rome)
ILO International Labour Organization : ILO Specialized Agency  (Geneva)
IMF International Monetary Fund : IMF Specialized Agency  (Washington-District of Columbia)
IMO International Maritime Organization : IMO Specialized Agency  (London)
IMSO International Mobile Satellite Organization : IMSO  (London)
INTER-AMERICAN BANK Inter-American Development Bank : IADB  (Washington-District of Columbia)
INTER-PARLIAMENTARY UNION Inter-Parliamentary Union : IPU  (Grand Saconnex)
INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT International Criminal Court : ICCT  (The Hague)
INTERNATIONAL ENERGY International Energy Agency : IEA  (Paris)
INTERNATIONAL IDEA International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance : INTERNATIONAL IDEA  (Stockholm)
INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION International Space Station : ISS  (Baikonur + Merritt Island)
INTERPOL International Criminal Police Organization : ICPO  (Lyons)
IOM International Organization for Migration : IOM Specialized Agency  (Geneva)
IRENA International Renewable Energy Agency : IRENA  (Masdar City)
ISO International Organization for Standardization : ISO  (Geneva)
ITSO International Telecommunications Satellite Organization : ITSO  (Washington-District of Columbia)
ITU International Telecommunication Union : ITU Specialized Agency  (Geneva)
MARITIME LAW International Maritime Committee : IMC  (Antwerp)
MIGRATION POLICY International Centre for Migration Policy Development : ICMPD  (Vienna)
MISSILES Missile Technology Control Regime : MTCR  (Paris)
NATO-PEACE Partnership for Peace : PFP  (Brussels)
NATURE CONSERVATION International Union for Conservation of Nature : IUCN  (Gland)
NORTH-EAST ATLANTIC Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic : OSPAR Convention  (Sintra)
NUCLEAR NON-PROLIFERATION Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty : NPT  (New York)
NUCLEAR TEST BAN Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Organization : CTBTO [Provisional Secretariat]  (Vienna)
OECD Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development : OECD  (Paris)
OHCHR Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights : OHCHR Specialized Agency  (Geneva)
OLYMPIC GAMES International Olympic Committee : IOC  (Lausanne)
OSCE Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe : OSCE  (Vienna)
PANEUROPA International Paneuropean Union : IPU  (Vienna)
PEACE World Peace Council : WPC  (Athens)
RED CROSS International Committee of the Red Cross : ICRC  (Geneva)
RED CROSS AND RED CRESCENT International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies : IFRCS  (Geneva)
REFRIGERATION International Institute of Refrigeration : IIR  (Paris)
RHINE Central Commission for Navigation on the Rhine : CCNR  (Strasbourg)
ROMS International Romani Union : IRU  (Prague)
SEABED Secretariat of the International Seabed Authority : ISA  (Kingston)
SOUTH EASTERN EUROPE Regional Cooperation Council : RCC  (Sarajevo)
TRIBUNAL OF THE SEA International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea : ITLOS  (Hamburg)
UN WOMEN United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women : UN WOMEN  (New York)
UN-HABITAT United Nations Human Settlements Programme : UN-HABITAT Specialized Agency  (Nairobi)
UNCTAD United Nations Conference on Trade and Development : UNCTAD  (Geneva)
UNDP United Nations Development Programme : UNDP Specialized Agency  (New York)
UNEP United Nations Environmental Programme : UNEP Specialized Agency  (Nairobi)
UNESCO United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization : UNESCO Specialized Agency  (Paris)
UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change : UNFCCC  (New York)
UNHCR United Nations High Commission for Refugees : UNHCR Agency  (Geneva)
UNICEF United Nations International Children´s Emergency Fund : UNICEF Specialized Agency  (New York)
UNIDIR United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research : UNIDIR Specialized Agency  (Geneva)
UNIDO United Nations Industrial Development Organization : UNIDO Specialized Agency  (Vienna)
UNITED NATIONS United Nations Organization : UNO  (New York)
UNODA United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs : UNODA [Conference on Disarmament]  (Geneva)
UNODC United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime : UNODC Agency  (Vienna)
UNOOSA Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies : OUTER SPACE Treaty  (Vienna)
UNRWA United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East : UNRWA  (Gaza + Amman)
UNWTO World Tourism Organization : UNWTO Specialized Agency  (Madrid)
UPEACE University for Peace : UPEACE  (Ciudad Colon)
UPU Universal Postal Union : UPU Specialized Agency  (Berne)
WASSENAAR ARRANGEMENT The WASSENAAR ARRANGEMENT on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies  (Vienna)
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES International Bureau of Weights and Measures : IBWM  (Sevres + Saint Cloud)
WFP World Food Programme : WFP  (Rome)
WHALING International Whaling Commission : IWC  (Impington)
WHO World Health Organization : WHO Specialized Agency  (Pregny-Chambesy)
WIPO World Intellectual Property Organization : WIPO Specialized Agency  (Geneva)
WMO World Meteorological Organization : WMO Specialized Agency  (Geneva)
WORLD BUSINESS International Chamber of Commerce : ICC [The Word Business Organization]  (Paris)
WORLD TRADE World Trade Organization : WTO  (Geneva)
WORLD TRADE LAW Advisory Centre on World Trade Organization Law : ACWL  (Geneva)



Note: - : Latin is mentioned for the CH translation and is not one of the official languages


Other Territories or Entities within the 2024's internationally recognized Country boundaries:

ARBEZIA Principality of ARBEZIA  (Hotel Franco-Suisse)
SUVOROV MEMORIAL Suvorov Memorial near Teufelsbrucke in Uri : SUVOROV MONUMENT  (Suvorov Monument)

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