Also see Arts and Entertainment/Clubs and Venues.Business and Economy: includes sites covering the business and economic activities of the region; including listings of companies and industries.
Only websites with English content will be listed in this category. For sites in German, please submit to the appropriate sub category of World/Deutsch/Regional/Europa/Schweiz/BernThis category is structured by cantons, i.e. states of the Swiss Confederation. There are 26 of them.
To be listed in this section, the site needs to provide English language information about the topic.[Education: includes local educational institutions, programs and opportunities; as well as other location specific educational resources.]
Government: include regional government, law and military information (e.g. Branches of Government, Law, Military, Politics, Taxes). Taxonomy development in this category is dependent on the organization of the local government.
Listed in Embassies and Consulates categories are entities such as Embassies, Consulates, High Commissions, Permanent Representatives and de facto equivalents. Information on their formatting, and on the arrangement of related categories, can be found in the FAQ of Society: Government: Embassies and Consulates.
[ Submissions have been disabled here ]@-Links to locality categories. These are currently located under their Cantons.
|"Switzerland lies at the heart of Western Europe and covers an area of 41,284 square kilometres. Of this, 68 percent is productive land (including pastures and forests) and over 6.5 percent consists of built-up areas. Switzerland measures 220 kilometres at its greatest extent from north to south, while the longest west-to-eastaxis is 348 kilometres. Its highest point is the Dufourspitze in the Monte Rosa massif in the Valais (4,634 metres above sea level), while the lowest is the surface of Lago Maggiore in Ticino (193 metres above sealevel)." "7.062 million people live in Switzerland. The average population density is 171 persons per square kilometre; however,the density of population varies greatly from region to region [..] Of the 3.8 million people in regular employment in Switzerland (full- and part-time positions), in 1996 about 5 percent worked in the primary sector (agriculture), 28 percent in the secondarysector (energy and water supplies, manufacturing and construction) and 67 percent in the tertiary sector (services and public administration). Not least because of the high population density and intensive economic activity, the environment in Switzerland is under significant pressure in spite of progress in environmental protection. The focus of environmental policy is increasingly shifting from consideration of emission sources, impacts or environmental media (water, soil, air) as separate fields towards integrated environmental protection." Source: Buwal: Environmental Parameters, Introduction|
To be listed in this section, the site needs to provide English language information about the topic.[Society and Culture: closely mirrors that of the main ODP Society category; includes sites that reflect the make up of the region's community: it's people, it's history, and resources and institutions that serve the people of the region.]
Sites pertaining to a particular Canton or city of Switzerland should be submitted to the subcategory of the Canton/locality.Travel and Tourism includes area attractions and resources for those traveling in the region, including tourist guides.