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It stands for "Confederatio Helvetica," Latin for Swiss Confederation. Switzerland has four national languages: German, French, Italian and Rhaeto-Romanisch. In order to not play favorites, the official name is in Latin.

Switzerland is made up of many Cantons which together form a confederation.

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