Confoederatio Helvetica (CH) is the official Latin name of the Swiss Confederation.
Switzerland's federal state has three political levels:
- federal government
- 26 cantons (20 full and 6 half-cantons)
- around 2,600 municipalities
The cantons and the municipalities are largely autonomous. Every canton has its own constitution, laws, parliament and courts. This decentralised division of power and the attempt to solve issues at the lowest possible level – known as the subsidiarity principle – are the cornerstones of the Swiss Confederation.
We suggest to you a link to the following official web sites:
- Canton Bern
- Canton Geneva
- Canton Grison
- Canton Valais
- Canton Zürich
- Canton Ticino