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The main driver of demographic growth in Switzerland over the last few decades has been migration.
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Federalism and direct democracy reflect the great importance that the Swiss political system places on the freedom of choice and self-determination.
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Switzerland has one of the most competitive economies in the world thanks above all to its highly developed service sector.
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In Switzerland the 26 cantons are responsible for compulsory education.
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Switzerland has three main geographic regions: the Alps covering around 60% of the country's total surface area, the Swiss Plateau (30%) and the Jura (10%).
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