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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 CityMbabane
Government TypeFederal 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)
GDP (nominal)USD 905.684 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking36
Primary IndustriesMachinery chemicals watches textiles precision instruments tourism banking insurance pharmaceuticals
Foreign Relations
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)
Major ExportsGems & Jewellery, Pharmaceutical Products, Chemical Products, Cosmetics and Accessories, Electrical Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Plastics and Products, Spices, Art and Antiques, Books and Papers, Railway and Locomotives, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products, Retail & Fmcg Products, Household Items & Products, Cereals & Pulses, Arms and Ammunitions, Hides, Leather & Tannery
Major ImportsGems & Jewellery, Pharmaceutical Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Chemical Products, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Cosmetics and Accessories, Rubber and Products, Spices, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Building & Construction Products & Services, Silk & Textiles, Railway and Locomotives, Retail & Fmcg Products, Vegetables and Related Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Ceramic Products, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans
Total Exports ValueUSD 402.112 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 356.763 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 45.349 Billion (Excess)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaBilateral Trade, Bilateral Investment, Sectoral Cooperation:Science & Technology, Railways, Civil Aviation, Education/Skill Development
Major Exports to IndiaGlass and glassware, Edible Oils & Seeds, Railway and Locomotives, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Books and Papers, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Silk & Textiles, Other Products, Wood and Pulp, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Cosmetics and Accessories, Fashion and Apparel, Ceramic Products
Major Imports from IndiaChemical Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Fashion and Apparel, Machinery & Appliances, Cosmetics and Accessories, Spices, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Silk & Textiles, Pharmaceutical Products, Plastics and Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Building & Construction Products & Services, Rubber and Products, Household Items & Products
India's Imports ValueUSD 15,793.95 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 1,346.54 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 14 Million (Excess)
Indian Embassy Details for SwitzerlandEmbassy of India
H.E. Mr. Mridul Kumar
Honourable Ambassador
Kirchenfeldstrasse 28, 3005 Berne

Embassy Details of Switzerland in IndiaEmbassy of Switzerland
H.E. Dr. Ralf Heckner
Nyaya MargChanakyapuriNew Delhi-110021
+91-11-2687 8534, 2687 8372, 2687 8373, 687 8374 (O)

Consulate General of Switzerland in Mumbai
Mr. Martin Maier
Consul General
102 maker chamber 4th. 10th Floor, 222 nariman point Mumbai-400 021
+91 22 2285 8161 (O)

Consulate General of Switzerland in Bengaluru
Mr. Jonas Brunschwig
Consul General
No. 26, Rest House Crescent Road
080-49412006 (O)

Honorary Consulate of Switzerland in Kolkata
H.E. Mr. Umesh Chowdhary
Honorary Consul
Titagarh Towers, 756 Anandpur, Kolkata - 700107
033-40190800 (O)

Honorary Consulate of Switzerland in Chennai
H.E. Mr. Ramanathan Muthu
Honorary Consul
224, T.T.K. Road, Chennai- 600018
+91-44-2433 2701 (O)