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Switzerland Geography

= Area: 41285 km² (approx. 10'201'746 acres or 15'940 square miles)
= Boundary: 1858 km (1150 miles)
+ Germany: 346 km (215 miles)
+ France: 572 km (355 miles)
+ Italy: 734 km (456 miles)
+ Austria: 165 km (103 miles)
+ Liechtenstein: 41 km (25 miles)
= Largest extension north - south: 220 km (137 miles)
= Largest extension west - east: 348 km (216 miles)
= Most northern dimension: Oberbargen (N 47° 48' 35")
= Most eastern dimension: Piz Chavalatsch (E 10° 29' 36")
= Most southern dimension: Chiasso (N 45° 49' 08")
= Most western dimension: Chancy (E 5° 57' 24")
= Highest elevation: Mount Monte Rosa ("Dufourspitze"), 4634 m.a.s (15200 feet)
= Lowest elevation: Lake Maggiore ("Lago Maggiore"), 193 m.a.s (633 feet)
= Time Zone: Central Europe (GMT +1 hour)

Switzerland is divided in three major geographical areas:

= Alps ("Alpen"): 60%
= Middle land ("Mittelland"): 30%
= Jura: 10%

Geographical Information

Swiss Cantons
Map of Switzerland