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Switzerland

(Encyclopedia)CE5 Switzerland swĭtˈsərlənd, Fr. Suisse, Ger. Schweiz, Ital. Svizzera, officially Swiss Confederation, federal republic (2015 est. pop. 8,320,000), 15,941 sq mi (41,287 sq km), central Europe....

Baden, town, Switzerland

(Encyclopedia)Baden, anc. Aquae Helveticae, town, Aargau canton, N Switzerland, on the Limmat River. A noted spa since ancient times, the town has hot sulfur spri...

Jura, canton, Switzerland

(Encyclopedia)Jura jo͝orˈə, Fr. zhüräˈ, Ger. yo͞oˈrä [key], canton (1993 pop. 68,300), 3,256 sq mi (840 sq km), NW Switzerland. In the Jura Mts., bordered by the Swiss cantons of Bern on the south and Solo...

Habsburg, castle, Switzerland

(Encyclopedia)Habsburg häpsˈbo͝orkh [key], castle, Aargau canton, N Switzerland, near the Aare River. Built c.1030, it served during the 12th and 13th cent. as the seat of the counts of Habsburg or Hapsburg, who...

Emmen, town, Switzerland

(Encyclopedia)Emmen, town, Lucerne canton, central Switzerland, on the Reuss River. Textiles, electrical and iron goods, and airplanes are made in the town. ...

Brig, town, Switzerland

(Encyclopedia)Brig brēk [key], Fr. Brigue, town, Valais canton, S Switzerland, on the Rhône River, at the north entrance of the Simplon Tunnel. Although it has a noted 17th-century palace, Brig is primarily known...

Ticino , canton, Switzerland

(Encyclopedia)Ticino tēchēˈnō [key], Fr. and Ger. Tessin, canton (1993 pop. 294,100), 1,086 sq mi (2,813 sq km), S Switzerland, on the southern slope of the central Alps, bordering on Italy. Bellinzona is the c...

Sion, town, Switzerland

(Encyclopedia)Sion syôN [key], Ger. Sitten, town (1993 pop. 25,300), capital of Valais canton, SW Switzerland, on the Rhône River. An ancient town, Sion is now a wine and horticultural market center. There are hy...

Uri , canton, Switzerland

(Encyclopedia)Uri o͞oˈrē [key], canton (1993 pop. 35,500), 415 sq mi (1,075 sq km), central Switzerland, one of the Four Forest Cantons. Altdorf is the capital. The most sparsely populated of the Swiss cantons, ...

Ofen, Alpine pass, Switzerland

(Encyclopedia)Ofen ōˈfən [key], Alpine pass, 7,070 ft (2,155 m) high, Grisons canton, E Switzerland. The Ofen Pass Road links the Engadine Valley with the Italian Tyrol. ...

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