Switzerland is located towards the central area of the continent in such a way that is often called the Heart of Europe. This country borders with the Principality of Liechtenstein and Austria in the east, with Italy in the south, with France in the west, as well as with Germany in the north.

The territory of Switzerland is of a size of about 41.300 km2 inhabited by about 7,3 million people. This way, the population density in this country is rather high and it is estimated that there are 237 people per km2 in average, an amount which can reach the 590 inhabitants per km2 in the densest areas.

Switzerland is a federal state, the smaller and most complex of its kind due to its structure. Tourists could find people speaking four different languages while traveling from one point of Switzerland to another, as well as many different regions and landscapes in which a way that each area is very unique and worthwhile to be met.

Another interesting aspect about Switzerland is the fact that it has four seasons perfectly defined. Winter time, between December and March, comes with snow and low temperatures, followed by spring which goes from March to May and during which the nature seems to come back into life. Summer time goes from June to September, offering temperatures of around 27ºC, and then, between September and November, autumn comes causing the trees to go brown and the temperatures go down.

Switzerland has a wide amount of different landscapes and spots which show different characteristics in such a way that those tourists who travel throughout the country could meet many contrasting sights. Also, some areas are much drier than others, in such a way that tourists who visit Stalden could experience a very dry environment and then go to the Monte Rosa area and meet a spot in which the average rainfall is of about 400 cm. This country has low areas as well as high points, in such a way that visitors could be at a green plain low spot one day and at a high snowy area the next.

Map of Switzerland