Official language: German, French, Italian, Romansch
Official name: Confoederatio Helvetica (latin for Swiss Confederation)
Population: 8. 6 million
Religion: Christianity (Catholic, Protestant), others, and 20% with no religion
Web domain: .ch
Biggest holidays and celebrations: August 1 (Swiss National Holiday) and many regional celebrations. Major Christian celebrations: Easter, Ascension, Whitsunday, Christmas.
Government: Direct Democracy with 7 Federal Ministers. One of them is the Federal President, rotating every year. Parliament includes representatives of the national popular vote and of cantons (regions or counties).