Switzerland is a country in Central Europe and, according to some definitions, West, consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the capital, sometimes called “federal city”. It borders Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. Switzerland is a land-ocean coast, but has direct access to the sea via the Rhine (Mannheim Convention). The land area is 41,285 km2. It is geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura. While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory. The population of Switzerland over 8 million and is mainly concentrated on the set, where the biggest cities are located. Among them, Zurich and Geneva are two major economic centers and global cities.