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History and particulars of Switzerland

Being in the heart of Europe, Switzerland has always been surrounded by large past and present economic powers. With neighbours like the Roman Empire, the French Empire, the Austro-Hungarian Empire or more recently the Federal Republic of Germany or the European Union, Switzerland has been evolving over time and has been a witness of economic and cultural development of these nations without being directly involved in any of those big conflicts in the past.

Switzerland is known for its different nationalities, religions and cultures. The fact that this country has four official languages (German, French, Italian and Romanche) shows the diversity and tolerance of this nation. The most remarkable Swiss-German cities are Zurich, Basel, Berne, Lucerne, Winterthur, Zoug and St. Gallen. In the French-speaking part this is Geneva, Lausanne and Neuchâtel. In the Italian part we finally have Lugano, Bellinzona and Locarno. Each of these Swiss cities is identified with either an industrial branch, a business or even a specific trademark.

While Basel is a synonym of pharmaceutical industry, Zurich and Zug are well-renowned names on the international financial market. Cities like Neuchâtel and Bienne are known for their achievements in the watch-making industry, whereas Vevey is identified with its international trademark "Nestlé". Particular emphasis is put on Geneva, Lausanne, Zurich, Basel and Berne as the headquarters of maximum international agencies. Geneva: United Nations (UN), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), World Health Organization (WHO), International Labour Organization (ILO), World Trade Organization (WTO), International Committee of the Red Cross, International Union of Telecommunications and the major Center of Nuclear Investigations of Europe (CERN), Lausanne: International Olympic Committee, Zurich: International Confederacy of Football Association (FIFA), Basel: Bank of International Settlements (BIS), Berne: Universal Postal Union (UPU).

Switzerland in Europe

Despite of not being a member of the European Union, Switzerland is a fundamental axis on the European market. Through multilateral and bilateral treaties Switzerland participates actively in the development of globalization processes, maintaining its neutrality towards conflicts that may stop economic development.