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Description: The physical map of Switzerland showing major geographical features like elevations, mountain ranges, seas, lakes, plateaus, peninsulas, rivers, plains, landforms and other topographic features.

Switzerland Facts and Country Information...

Switzerland is officially known as the Swiss Confederation is located in Western and Central Europe. It is surrounded by France to the west, Italy to the south, Austria and Liechtenstein to the east and Germany to the north.

It has a total area of 41,285 square kilometres divided between the Swiss Plateau, the Jura and the Alps. The larger part of the country consists of Alps only.

The Rhine, Inn, Ticino and Rhône are the major rivers of Switzerland. Lake Geneva, Lake Constance and Lake Maggiore are biggest fresh water lakes in Switzerland among 1500 others. Six percent of the Europe’s fresh water source is these lakes.

Monte Rosa is the highest mountain and the most famous is the Matterhorn. They are situated in Pennine Alps. Jungfrau 4,158 metres, Mönch and Eiger are the most beautiful places to see in Switzerland.

Sixty percent of the total area of the country is covered by Alps and they run in south central part of the country. The country’s northern part which consists of thirty percent of the total area is composed of Swiss Plateau. It is the most populous part of the country. Largest of the lakes, open pastures and hilly areas define this part of the country.

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