Geographic coordinates: 47 00 N, 8 00 E
Area: Total 41,277 sq km
Country ranking (in terms of size): 136
Land: 39,997 sq km
Water: 1,280 sq km
Land boundaries: 1,852 sq km
Coastline: 0km (landlocked)
Central Europe, East of France, North of Italy.
Temperate, but varying according to altitude; cold and cloudy but with rainy showers, cool to warm, humid summers with occasional showers.
Mostly mountains (Alps in South, Jura in North West) with a central plateau of rolling hills, plains and large lakes.
Lowest point: Lake Maggiore 195m
Highest point: Dufourspitze 4,634m
Hydropower, timber and salt.