The landlocked country borders on Germany to the north, Austria and Liechtenstein to the east, Italy to the south and France to the west. This results in 4 language and cultural areas. Switzerland, with its 8.4 million inhabitants, is one of the more densely populated states in Europe. The seat of the federal authority is the city of Bern.
The Alps form an important climatic and watershed. In Switzerland there are over 3350 peaks over 2000 meters altitude. The most famous mountain is the Matterhorn (4 478 m above sea level). (Source: Wikipedia)