This map of Switzerland features major cities, rivers, and highways. It includes a satellite and elevation map to see its physical features. For example, it includes the Alps in the southern region and its vast number of lakes and rivers.
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About the map
Switzerland is a landlocked country located in the heart of Europe. It borders 5 other countries including France to the west, Germany to the north, Austria and Liechtenstein to the east, and Italy to the south.
It’s known for its rugged and mountainous terrain with the Alps, which is the most extensive mountain range system spanning entirely in Europe. Even though Bern is the capital of Switzerland, Zurich, Geneva, Basel, and Lausanne are more populous.
The Swiss landscape is incredibly diverse, with the towering peaks of the Alps in the south, the rolling hills of the central plateau, and the flatlands of the north. The country is also home to numerous lakes, rivers, and forests. With a population of around 8.5 million people, the official languages of Switzerland are German, French, Italian, and Romansh.Switzerland in Google Maps
Switzerland Satellite Map
Switzerland occupies an area of 41,285 square kilometers (15,940 sq mi), almost identical in size to the Netherlands. It has an extensive system of lakes such as Lake Geneva, Lake Neuchatel, and Lake Constance.
Next, the Alps span about 60% of Switzerland, and its snow-capped mountains are visibly picturesque in this satellite map of Switzerland. Approximately 31% of Switzerland is forested like the Po Basin mixed forest region that stretches into Italy.
Switzerland Elevation Map
The Alps dominate the south-central region of Switzerland. But the Jura Mountains also occupy the northwest of the country. Its highest point is Dufourspitze, standing 4,634 meters high. Otherwise, Switzerland is a mix of rolling hills, plateaus, and plains. It’s also known for its alpine valleys like Val d’Anniviers and Reichenbachtal.
Switzerland Cantons Map
The Swiss Confederation is a federal state made up of 26 cantons, each with its own government. The cantons are the Swiss equivalent of states or provinces, and they retain a considerable degree of autonomy. The cantons are responsible for their own internal affairs, including healthcare, education, and policing.