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Switzerland / COVID-19
Population 8,183,800
Total Confirmed 782869
Active 771873
Total deaths 10996
Total recovered 0
Death rate 1.40 %

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<p>Switzerland the Swiss Confederation, is a country situated in the confluence of Central, Western, and Southern Europe. </p>It is a federal republic composed of 26 cantons, with government. Switzerland is a landlocked country France to the west, Germany 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 complete area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi), and land area of 39,997 km2 (15,443 sq mi). While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of roughly 8.5 million is concentrated mostly on the plateau, where the largest cities are located, among them both global cities and economic centres of Zürich and Geneva. The Old Swiss Confederacy's institution dates to the late medieval period, resulting from a series of military successes against Austria and Burgundy. Independence from the Holy Roman Empire was officially recognized at the Peace of Westphalia. The Federal Charter of 1291 is considered the founding document of Switzerland that is celebrated on Swiss National Day. Since the Reformation of the 16th century, Switzerland has maintained a policy of neutrality; it did not join the United Nations until 2002 and has not fought with an international war since 1815. Regardless, it pursues an active foreign policy and is involved around the world in peace-building procedures. Switzerland is home to numerous organisations, including the UN office that is second largest, and is the birthplace of the Red Cross, among the world's earliest and best known organisations. It is a member of the European Free Trade Association, but especially not a part of the European Economic Area the European Union or the Eurozone. It participates in the European Single Market and the Schengen Area through bilateral treaties. As reflected in its four main linguistic and cultural areas: French, German, Italian and Romansh, switzerland occupies the crossroads of Romance and Germanic Europe. Although the majority of the population are German-speaking national identity is rooted in shared values such as democracy and federalism, a historical background, and Alpine symbolism. Due to its linguistic diversity, Switzerland is known by a variety of native names: Schweiz [ˈʃvaɪts] (German); Suisse [sɥis(ə)] (French); Svizzera [ˈzvittsera] (Italian); and Svizra [ˈʒviːtsrɐ, ˈʒviːtsʁɐ] (Romansh). On coins and stamps, the Latin name, Confoederatio Helvetica -- often shortened to"Helvetia" -- is used rather than the four national languages. The sovereign state is among the most developed nations in the world, with the eighth-highest per capita gross domestic product and the greatest nominal wealth per adult. It ranks at or near the top in several metrics, including human development and competitiveness. Geneva zürich and Basel have been ranked with Zürich ranked second globally. In 2019, Switzerland was placed by IMD first in the world in attracting skilled workers. World Economic Forum ranks it the most competitive country globally.

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