Area: 15,952 square miles
Languages: German, French, Italian, and Romansch are the official languages; English is also spoken.
Location: Switzerland is bordered by France, Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, and Italy.
Geography: Switzerland, in central Europe, is the land of the Alps; about the size of New Jersey.
Population (2007 estimate): 7,554,661
Religion: Roman Catholic (49%), Protestant (48%)
Time zone: Switzerland is on Central European Time, six hours ahead of U.S. EST. When it is 6am in New York, it is noon in Bern. Daylight Saving Time begins the last Sunday in March and ends the last Sunday in October.