You can find on this page the blank map of Switzerland to print and to download in PDF. The contours map of Switzerland presents the international boundary of Switzerland in Western Europe. You can use the vector map of Switzerland for personal or educational use.

Blank map of Switzerland

Empty map of Switzerland

The blank map of Switzerland shows the country Switzerland empty. This blank map of Switzerland will allow you to use the map for personal activities or educational with children for example (drawing). The empty map of Switzerland is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

From a Blank map of Switzerland, users can check that the country shares its border with Germany from the north direction, by France from the west, from the east by Austria and Liechtenstein, and by Italy from the south direction. The capital city of Switzerland is Bern which is the fifth most populous city in the country. Switzerland is the birthplace of one of the oldest humanitarian organizations the Red Cross Society and is still an important organization in the country.

The population of Switzerland is heavily urbanised. In 2009, 74% of the 7,785,800 inhabitants lived in urban areas as you can see in the Blank map of Switzerland. The distribution of population is shaped by the topography of the country, the plateau being the most populous area and including the major cities of Switzerland. With a population density of 450 inhabitants per km2, it is one of the most densely populated region in Europe. There are large disparities of population densities between the cantons lying in the plateau and those lying in the Alps. Thus, the population densities of the cantons of Lucerne, Solothurn and Zurich are respectively 261.0, 319.7 and 813.6 inhabitants per km2. On the other hand, the cantons of Uri and Graubünden are experiencing very low population densities, respectively 33.4 and 27.0 inhabitants per km2. In the southern Alps, the canton of Ticino is also experiencing a population density less than the national average, with 122.5 against 194.7 inhab/km2.

The Swiss territory is divided into four major types of land use as its shown in the Blank map of Switzerland. As of 2001, 36.9% of the land in Switzerland was used for farming. 30.8% of the country is covered with forests and woodlands, with an additional 6.8% covered with houses or buildings. About one-fourth (25.5%) of the country is either mountains, lakes or rivers and can not be used. The habitat is mainly developed in the Swiss Plateau and the northern slopes of the Alps, near lakes and along major rivers. It occupies 14.6% of the Plateau, the Jura (7.4%), the southern (4.3%) and the northern Alps (4%), and finally the western central Alps (2.9%) and Eastern Alps (1.6%).

Switzerland map outlines

Map of Switzerland contours

The Switzerland map outline shows all the contours and international boundary of Switzerland. This outline map of Switzerland will allow you to easily learn about neighboring countries of Switzerland in Western Europe. The Switzerland contours map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

Switzerland consists of 23 Kantone (cantons or states), three of them are divided into Halb-Kantone (half-cantones). Because the half-cantons have full cantonal rights for most affairs, the number of cantons can also be given as 26 as you can see in Switzerland map outlines. As each canton can determine its own internal organization, in some there exist districts (named Bezirke or Arrondissements), some of which are again subdivided in Kreise. At the local level all cantons are divided into political communes (Gemeinden), which vary greatly in size, population and resources. Other local divisions may exist within the same territory as the political commune, e.g. church communes, school communes etc. The coexistence of several types of communes within the same area is a distinctive characteristic of Switzerland.

As a federal state, Switzerland is composed of 26 cantons, which are further divided into districts and municipalities. Each canton was a fully sovereign state with its own borders, army and currency from the Treaty of Westphalia (1648) until the establishment of the Swiss federal state in 1848 as its mentioned in Switzerland map outlines. There are considerable differences between the individual cantons, most particularly in terms of population and geographical area; hence seven larger and more homogeneous regions have been defined. They do not, however, constitute administrative units and are mostly used for statistical and economical purposes.

Switzerland is among the countries which are heavily armed but the crime rate in the country is considered very low as its mentioned in Switzerland map outlines. In Switzerland, it is mandatory for a person to serve military and when they retire they were allowed to take rifles and guns along with them to their homes without ammunition. The largest, as well as the most famous city in the country, is Zurich. Zurich is known to attract people for its beauty and culture. People visiting Switzerland compulsorily plan their stay in Zurich for at least one day and enjoy the hospitality of the city.

Switzerland map vector

Map of Switzerland vector

The vector map of Switzerland shows entire surface of Switzerland empty. This vector map of Switzerland will allow you to make changes or add details to the map of Switzerland in Western Europe, for personal or educational purposes. The vectorial map of Switzerland is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

Switzerland is a very small country but is one of the most developed nations in the world that has the highest quality of life (see Switzerland map vector). It is one of the expensive countries but it has a good medical system, people have access to basic knowledge and has basic rights, they enjoy all the modern technologies and boasts to have one of the best living standards in the world. Switzerland has the second-highest life expectancy after Japan. People here are healthy and leady a healthy long life.

If your aim is to have just a quick overview of Switzerland geographic division, then you can go with the printable map variant of country. With this map you don’t have to make any kind of efforts in drawing it just like the Switzerland map vector, rather you can just readily use it for your desired purposes. Switzerland is a land of beauty and Switzerland map vector makes it even more gorgeous by providing you the most realistic view of this country division objects.

The main environmental issues in Switzerland air is air pollution from vehicle emissions and open-air burning as well as acid rain as its mentioned in Switzerland map vector. In 2004, the average amount of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emission per resident was 6 tonnes (6.6 short tons; 5.9 long tons) and in 2005 was 6.2 tonnes (6.8 short tons; 6.1 long tons). With these numbers, Switzerland is 31st to 33rd among the 45 nations listed by United Nations Millennium Development Goals Indicators as developed nations and 69th worldwide. Switzerland expects by 2010 to reduce their total greenhouse gas emissions by 8% to 10% over emissions in 1990. The population (as of 2005) uses 3.76 Tonne of oil equivalent per person per year, of which 43.7% comes from petroleum and 19% from nuclear power.