a located federal State in center of western Europe, without exit to the
sea, but with harbour connections through Rhine river. It has borders
Austria and Liechtenstein. Officially, although
less usual, also it receives the name of Swiss Confederation.
Switzerland is a federal republic consisting of 26 states, called
cantons. Bern is the seat of the federal authorities, while the
country's economic centres are its three global cities, Geneva, Basel
Zürich. Switzerland is one of the richest
countries in the world.
Zürich and Geneva have respectively been ranked
as having the second and third highest quality of life in the world