Switzerland in German "die Schweiz" in French "Suisse" in Italian "Svizzera" and in Romansh "Svizra"
in its full name the Swiss Confederation
Latin: Confoederatio Helvetica, hence its abbreviation CH)
is a federal republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities.
The country is situated in western Europe, where it is bordered by Germany to the north, France to the west, Italy to the south, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east.