Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a landlocked at the confluence of Western, Central and Southern .

It is a republic composed of 26 cantons, with authorities based in Bern.

Switzerland is bordered by to the south, to the west, to the north and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east.

It is geographically divided among the Swiss Plateau, the Alps and the Jura, spanning a total area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi) and area of 39,997 km2 (15,443 sq mi).

Although the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 8.5 million is concentrated mostly on the plateau, where the largest and centres are, among them Zürich, Geneva, Basel and Lausanne.

These are home to several offices of organisations such as the WTO, the WHO, the ILO, the headquarters of , the UN's second-largest office, as well as the main of the Bank for Settlements.

The main airports of Switzerland are also located in these .

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