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  • Ex-Bulgaria defender Ivanov dies at 50
    Former Bulgaria, Real Betis and Rapid Vienna defender Trifon Ivanov dies at the age of 50.
    BBC News.  Sat, 13 Feb 2016 12:20:05 GMT.
  • Mosaic Road project opens exhibit in Switzerland
    The first international step of the Mosaic Road project, initiated by the ONE Association, which has been formed to develop national and international projects promoting Anatolian heritage, was taken in Swiss village of Gstaad
    Hurriyet.  Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:17:00 +0200.
  • Town's beer fountain plan goes ahead
    Objections from some councillors fail to scupper plans for a beer fountain in Slovenian town.
    BBC News.  Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:50:07 GMT.
  • Austria avalanche sweeps away 17, killing 5
    Five Czech skiers were killed in a huge avalanche that swept away their group of 17 in the Austrian skiing region of Tyrol on Saturday, police say.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Sat, 6 Feb 2016 17:36:07 EST.
  • Trilobites: In a Slovenian Cave, Hoping for a Batch of Baby ‘Dragons’
    To see the olms in Postojna Cave, you’ll need to take an underground train. But you might be rewarded with a glimpse of their crystal clear eggs.
    Nicholas St. Fleur.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 05 Feb 2016 19:16:18 GMT.
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  • Cyber Security In 2016: Reflecting On The World Economic Forum
    The World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland wrapped up last week, with cybersecurity again assuming a significant role in many of the conversations there, both public and private. ...
    By Wendy St. Clair.  Forbes.  Thu, 4 Feb 2016 19:21:00 GMT.
  • NAMM '16 - Relish Guitars Mary Demo
    The Switzerland brand introduces a more affordable guitar that features their three-piece sandwich design that has a more solidbody-like sound than the chambered Jane model.
    Premier Guitar.  Sun, 24 Jan 2016 20:28:00 -0500.
Switzerland map, showing Berne, the capital city, and other major Swiss cities
Austria map, showing Vienna, the capital city of Austria, and other major Austrian cities
Slovenia map, showing Ljubljana, its capital city, and parts of adjacent countries

Facts About the Alpine States

The Alpine States consist of Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, and Liechtenstein.  These nations are located in the Alpine region of south central Europe, and you find more news and information about them by visiting the official government websites listed below.

The Swiss Confederation's capital city is Berne, and its national currency is the Swiss Franc.  The primary languages used in Switzerland are German, French, and Italian; in 2007, the estimated population of Switzerland was 7,555,000.

The Republic of Austria's capital city is Vienna, and its currency is the Euro.  The primary language used in Austria is German, and in 2007, the estimated population of Austria was 8,200,000.

The Republic of Slovenia's capital city is Ljubljana, and its currency is the Tolar.  The country's national language is Slovene, and its estimated population in 2007 was 2,009,000.

The Principality of Liechtenstein's capital city is Vaduz, and its currency is the Swiss Franc.  The Alemannic German dialect is spoken in Liechtenstein, and in 2007, the nation's estimated population was 34,000.


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