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.