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About Switzerland

Switzerland, officially known as the Swiss Confederation is a mountainous and landlocked Central European country right in the Alps. The country is also known for its ski resorts and hiking trails. Banking and finance are key industries. And Swiss brands are very well known for their quality products across the world.

It is one of the most developed and most reputed countries in the world. It is one of the best in the Human Development Index and economic competitiveness. The country is a high tech economy and is one of the wealthiest countries.

Switzerland’s primary sector is the manufacturing of specialist chemicals, health and pharmaceutical goods, scientific and precision measuring instruments, and musical instruments. Tourism also plays an important role in the country’s GDP.

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionWestern Europe
Capital CityDe Jure
Government TypeFederal semi-direct democracy under a multi-party parliamentary directorial republic
Official LanguagesGerman, French, Italian, Romansh
CurrencySwiss franc, CHF
Phone Code +41
Important CitiesZurich, Geneva, Basel, Bern, Lausanne, Winterthur, St Gallen, Lugano, Lucerne
National DaySwiss National Day (1st Aug)
Ease of Doing Business Ranking36 (Very Easy)
Primary IndustriesMachinery chemicals watches textiles precision instruments tourism banking insurance pharmaceuticals
Major Exportsmachinery, chemicals, metals, watches, agricultural products
Major Exports to IndiaAnimal, Footwear, Minerals, Transportation, Hides and skins, Textiles and Clothing, Food Products, Vegetables, Plastic or Rubber, Wood
Major Importsmetals, machinery and chemicals, gold, medicines, cars and car parts.
Major Imports from IndiaChemicals, Stone and Glass, Machinery and Electricals, Textiles and Clothing, Transportation, Metals, Vegetables, Hides and skins, Footwear, Raw materials
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with IndiaBilateral Trade, Bilateral Investment, Sectoral Cooperation:Science & Technology, Railways, Civil Aviation, Education/Skill Development
Bordering NationsGermany, Austria, Italy, France
Member ofAsian Infrastructure Investment Bank(AIIB), Antarctic treaty system(ATS), European Free Trade Association(EFTA), Group of 10(G10), Organisation for Economic Co-operation Development(OECD), Organisation internationale de la Francophonie(OIF), Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe(OSCE), Regional Cooperation Council(RCC), United Nations(UN), World Trade Organization(WTO), Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council(EAPC)
Indian Embassy Details for SwitzerlandH.E. Sanjay Bhattacharyya
Honourable Ambassador
Embassy of India
Kirchenfeldstrasse 28, 3005 Berne
Email: amb.berne@mea.gov.in
Phone: 41313501130
Website: https://www.indembassybern.gov.in/
Embassy Details of Switzerland in IndiaH.E. Dr. Ralf Heckner
Embassy of Switzerland
Nyaya MargChanakyapuriNew Delhi-110021
Email: Vertretung@ndh.rep.admin.ch
Phone: +91-11-2687 8534, 2687 8372, 2687 8373, 687 8374 (O)