Switzerland has cantons – and half cantons?

Switzerland has cantons – and half cantons?

Switzerland is politically divided into several cantons and half cantons. There are 20 cantons and 6 half cantons in this country. But what is a half-canton and what is the differences between a “full” and a “half” canton? What is

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Emigration to Switzerland or Austria?

Emigration to Switzerland or Austria?

Your reasons to emigrate will determine where you should move to The situation in the country where the person wants to emigrate to must always be considered. In many cases, the question of which country (Switzerland or Austria) to go

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What type of permit do I need to stay in Switzerland?

What type of permit do I need to stay in Switzerland?

First and most importantly, anyone who stays in Switzerland for more than three months must have a residence permit. A residence permit, also known as a foreigner’s ID card, is issued by the Cantonal Migration Office responsible for your place

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The Swiss National Day on 1st August

The Swiss National Day on 1st August

So you have decided to learn Swiss German? Learning about a language involves more than just understanding the words; it is always good to know about the culture and traditions of the country whose language you are learning. If you

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The Swiss Guard – a Melding of Tradition and Modernity

The Swiss Guard – a Melding of Tradition and Modernity

Switzerland may be small, but it has always been a nation of warriors. Even Tacitus, the Roman historian, asserted that the Swiss were a very militant people. They were to prove this particularly in the 14th century at the Battle

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Berne – The capital of Switzerland

Berne – The capital of Switzerland

Today, we‘d like to take a closer look at one of Switzerland’s most important cities, Berne. Berne, with a population of approximately 140’000 is, together with the other „Gmeinde“ (en.: communes) of Zurich Basel and Geneva, one of the largest

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The political system in Switzerland

The political system in Switzerland

In this article we talk about the political system in Switzerland. We have tried to explain the somewhat complicated subject in simpler terms. Embedded in the text are words in the vernacular that pertain to the subject. We at Learn

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