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Location: Central Europe, east of France
Population: 7.1 million (1995 estimate)
Capital: Bern
Comparative area: Slightly more than twice the size of New Jersey
Religions: Roman Catholic 47.6 percent, Protestant 44.3 percent, other 8.1 percent (1980)
Landscape: Most people live on a plateau that extends across the middle of the country between the Alps and the Jura Mountains; these two mountain ranges cover more than half of Switzerland
Recognized by International Olympic Committee: 1912

Source: Knight-Ridder/Tribune

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Sunday, Feb. 15: Swiss Men Beat Canada for Curling Gold
Thursday, Feb. 12: Simmen Wins Snowboarding Gold Amid Drug Talk

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