Switzerland

Average temperature, rainfall and snowfall information is available for the following climate stations in Switzerland

Official name:Swiss Confederation
Capital:Bern
Area:total: 41,290 sq km
water: 1,520 sq km
land: 39,770 sq km
Climate:temperate, but varies with altitude; cold, cloudy, rainy/snowy winters; cool to warm, cloudy, humid summers with occasional showers
Location:Central Europe, east of France, north of Italy
Geographic coordinates:47 00 N, 8 00 E
Comparative Area:slightly less than twice the size of New Jersey
Land boundaries:total: 1,852 km
border countries: Austria 164 km, France 573 km, Italy 740 km, Liechtenstein 41 km, Germany 334 km
Coastline:0 km (landlocked)
Terrain:mostly mountains (Alps in south, Jura in northwest) with a central plateau of rolling hills, plains, and large lakes
Elevation extremes:lowest point: Lake Maggiore 195 m
highest point: Dufourspitze 4,634 m

Map of Switzerland

Map of Switzerland

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