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What are some other names for Switzerland?

The proper official name for Switzerland is Confoederatio Helvetica, which is Latin for Helvetian Confederation. This name is the reason that the Swiss country code for Internet domain names is ".ch". In English, the official name is the Swiss Confederation. In the official languages of Switzerland, the name takes various forms. In French, it's "Confédération suisse" or just "Suisse" in regular usage. In German, it's "die Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft" or just "die Schweiz". In Italian, it's "Confederazione svizzera" or simply "Svizzera". In Romansh, it's "Confederaziun svizra" or simply "Svizra".

last updated 2008.10.19
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