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Switzerland

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Population:

7,581,520 (2008)

Land area:

39,770 sq. km.

Capital:

Bern (pop. 129,423; 2005)

Economy:

In 2006, Switzerland ranked 7th in the UNDP Human Development Index and 20th in total GDP, with a per capita GDP of $51,032.66. Public debt accounts for 44.2 percent of total GDP, while no figure for the number of Swiss beneath the poverty line is available.

Main language(s):

German, French, Italian, Romansch

Monkey's name:

Der Affe (dare off-uh), Le Singe (luh sonzh), La Scimmia (La Sheem-yah), La Schimgia (La Sheem-yah)

Fun fact:

During the Cold War, all Swiss homes were required to have a built-in bomb shelter. For those unable to comply, the community provided public bomb shelters.

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