Switzerland small country bordered by France, Germany, Austria, and Italy. Its terrain is mostly mountains (Alps in central and southern Switzerland, Jura in northwest) and rolling hills, and large lakes. It is made up of 26 administrative divisions called cantons.
Switzerland has a population of slightly over 7,000,000 people.
It has four official languages -- German (the most widely spoken), French, Italian, and Romansch (based on Latin and spoken by a small minority in the Canton Graubuenden). Varying dialects of Swiss German are spoken in the German regions, but newspapers broadcasts do use High German. Many Swiss speak more than one language and English is widely known.
Popular sports and activities include biking, sailing, hiking, skiing, snowboarding, volleyball.
Public transportation in Switzerland is very accessable and reliable throughout the entire country, although the trains and busses can be relatively expensive.
Switzerland has many accomidations, from fine hotels, clean and affordable youth hostles, to beautiful campgrounds.
The Swiss are known for their delicous chocolate, cheezes and dairy products, fondue, and racklett (a meal of melted cheeze accompanied with potatoes and pickles).