Located in central Europe, Switzerland is landlocked and bordered by Italy, France, Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein. Three major landscapes geographically divide Sweden; the Swiss Plateau, Jura Mountains and the Swiss Alps.
Zurich, the largest city in Switzerland, is one of the most important economic centres in the world and a major global financial hub. It is home to a multitude of international companies and is one of the richest countries in Europe. Geneva is also of huge importance in the global economic network and is home to one of the four major offices of the United Nations.
Switzerland is a mountainous country with numerous lakes, valleys, towns and extends across the north and south side of the Alps. The Swiss National Park is the Alps’ oldest reserve. There are more than 1500 lakes in Switzerland, among them is Lake Geneva, shared between France and Switzerland, and is one of the largest in western Europe. Its cities contain cultural and historical elements with a number of landmarks. Swiss watches, chocolate and Christmas markets are world renowned.