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(Placename) the Italian name for Switzerland


(ˈswɪt sər lənd)

a republic in central Europe. 7,275,467; 15,944 sq. mi. (41,294 sq. km). Cap.: Bern. French, Suisse. German, Schweiz. Italian, Svizzera. Latin, Helvetia.
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Noun1.Svizzera - a landlocked federal republic in central EuropeSvizzera - a landlocked federal republic in central Europe
battle of Sempatch, Sempatch - the Swiss Confederation escaped Hapsburg domination by their victory in 1386
International Relations and Security Network, ISN - Switzerland's information network for security and defense studies and for peace and conflict research and for international relations
commune - the smallest administrative district of several European countries
Tessin, Ticino - an Italian-speaking region of southern Switzerland
Savoy - a geographical region of historical importance; a former duchy in what is now southwestern France, western Switzerland, and northwestern Italy
Swiss canton - one of the cantons of Switzerland
Bern, Berne, capital of Switzerland - the capital of Switzerland; located in western Switzerland
Basel, Basle, Bale - a city in northwestern Switzerland
Geneva, Geneve, Genf - a city in southwestern Switzerland at the western end of Lake Geneva; it is the headquarters of various international organizations
Interlaken - a popular resort town in the Alps in west central Switzerland
Lausanne - a city in western Switzerland; cultural and commercial center
Zurich - the largest city in Switzerland; located in the northern part of the country; "Zurich is the center of the German-speaking part of Switzerland"
Aar, Aare, Aare River - a river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine
Alps, the Alps - a large mountain system in south-central Europe; scenic beauty and winter sports make them a popular tourist attraction
Europe - the 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use `Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles
Lake Geneva, Lake Leman - a lake between southwestern Switzerland and France that is crossed from east to west by the Rhone
Matterhorn - a mountain in the Alps on the border between Switzerland and Italy (14,780 feet high); noted for its distinctive shape
Rhein, Rhine River, Rhine - a major European river carrying more traffic than any other river in the world; flows into the North Sea
Rhone, Rhone River - a major French river; flows into the Mediterranean near Marseilles; "the valley of the Rhone is famous for its vineyards"
Weisshorn - a mountain in the Alps in Switzerland (14,804 feet high)
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Mid-career communication professionals have time until December 1 , 201 4 to apply for the scholarships provided by the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management to the Executive Master of Science in Communications Management (EMScom), an intensive part-time program based at USI Universita della Svizzera italiana in Lugano, Switzerland.
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Lugano, Nov 6, 2008 - (ACN Newswire) - The Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management, the umbrella organization linking PR Professional Associations worldwide, today announced that is has selected the University of Lugano (Universita della Svizzera italiana) to host its new Global Alliance Center, which will support international operations and serve as a base for its development and expansion.
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