About the Area

Switzerland Basel

Basel is located in North Western Switzerland and borders France and Germany. It is a city with nearly 200,000 people and 2,000 years of history. Basel is an industrial center and has long been the site of major trade fairs. The Watch and Jewelry Show is one of the most famous fairs held in the region.

Basel is located in North Western Switzerland and borders France and Germany. It is a city with nearly 200,000 people and 2,000 years of history. Basel is an industrial center and has long been the site of major trade fairs. The Watch and Jewelry Show is one of the most famous fairs held in the region. The city is also known for the oldest university in Switzerland (Basel University, established in 1460) , and famed as a center of the humanist movement, literature and art. There are many historical buildings, and many art and music events are held through out year. Cyclists will feel home in Basel. They can not only explore the area freely on the Three-Countries cycle routes but also carry their bikes with them on trains. Further information is available in this website : www.baseltourismus.ch (English & Deutsch)

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Facts & Figure of Switzerland

Country Name
: Switzerland
Population
: About 7 million
Capital
: Berne
Language
: German, French,Italian, Romansch
Currency
: CHF
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