Switzerland | Postcard


Switzerland (/ˈswɪtsərlənd/; German: die Schweiz [ˈʃvaɪts];[note 3] French: la Suisse [sɥis(ə)]; Italian: la Svizzera [ˈzvittsera]; Romansh: la Svizra [ˈʒviːtsrɐ] or [ˈʒviːtsʁːɐ]),[note 4] officially the Swiss Confederation (Latin: Confoederatio Helvetica, hence its abbreviation CH), is a federal parliamentary republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities, the so-called Bundesstadt (“federal city”).[1]…