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Switzerland Geography

Switzerland Geography

Switzerland is situated in the central Alpine region of Europe, adjoining Italy in the south,
Austria and the Principality of Liechtenstein in the east, Germany in the north and France
in the west. It is without direct access to the sea. Total area: approx. 41,300 km2.
switzerland geography and landscape
The Alps, situated in the south of the country, reach heights of over 4,000 m (highest point:
Dufourspitze 4,634 m). In the west and north is the Jura mountain range. Between the
Alps and the Jura lies the hilly, densely-populated central plateau.

switzerland geography and landscape
Thanks to its position in the Alps, at the cross-roads formed by the Gotthard, Furka and
Oberalp passes, Switzerland contains the sources of several major European rivers - the
Rhine, the Rhone, the Inn (Danube) and the Ticino (Po) - and is important as a country for
travel and transit. This has been crucial in determining the course of its history.

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This site covers all areas for travelling in Switzerland. It covers travels to many switzerland cities: Basel, Berne, Geneva, Zerlmat, Interlaken. There is a comprehensive travel information section: Swiss Rail Train Tickets, Switzerland Rail Train Map, Swiss Train Rail Timetable, Information, RailCards and Passes, Air Travel

This page last updated in Feb 2016