Population: About 8 million
Major Religions: Christianity
Capital City: Bern
Largest City: Zurich
Legal System: Confederation
Time: GMT +1. (GMT +2 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October.)
Electricity: 220 volts AC, 50Hz. Two-pin, rounded plugs are used.
Currency: Swiss franc (CHF), divided into 100 rappen (German), also known as centimes (French).
Main Languages: Switzerland has four official languages: Swiss German, French, Italian and Romansch
Emergency Numbers: 117 (police), 144 (ambulance), 118 (fire)
Internet TLD: .ch
Drives on the: Right
Tipping: Round up to about 5 percent in restaurants and taxis for good service, or 15 percent at hair salons.
International Dialing Code: +41 plus relevant city code.