The Es­sen­tials

Timeless Travels Magazine - - SWITZERLAND -

Time dif­fer­ence: GMT + 1

Lan­guage: French, Ger­man and Ital­ian are the of­fi­cial lan­guages of Switzer­land, with French the pre­dom­i­nant lan­guage spo­ken in Geneva. English is also widely spo­ken in the city.

Elec­tri­cal cur­rent/ plugs: Plug sock­ets have ei­ther two or three round pins. The cur­rent is 110V and 60 Hertz.

Wa­ter: Tap wa­ter in Geneva is safe to drink and bot­tled wa­ter is widely avail­able.

Pol­i­tics: Switzer­land is a democ­racy with a pres­i­dent as head of the fed­eral gov­ern­ment.

Re­li­gion: The vast ma­jor­ity of the Swiss pop­u­la­tion are Chris­tian.

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