According to ALLCITYCODES.COM, the area code of Switzerland is +41. It is a mountainous Central European country located in the heart of the Alps and shares borders with France, Germany, Italy and Austria. Switzerland covers a total land area of 41,285 square kilometres and has a population of approximately 8 million people. German, French and Italian are the official languages while English is also widely spoken. The climate in Switzerland varies due to its diverse geography ranging from continental to alpine climates. The summer months (May to August) usually experience warm temperatures with average highs reaching around 25°C while winter months (November to March) typically have cooler temperatures with average lows dipping below 0 degrees Celsius in some areas. Switzerland has a vibrant culture that reflects its rich history as well as its geography and environment. Music styles range from traditional folk music such as yodeling or alpenhorn to more modern genres such as Jazz or Rock while traditional dancing often incorporates intricate footwork accompanied by accordions or violins. Religion also plays an important role in Swiss culture with Roman Catholicism being the predominant faith followed by other faiths such as Protestantism and Judaism. Switzerland is home to many unique species including Ibex, Marmots, Chamois, Red Deer and Wild Boar among many others. There are also several national parks where visitors can explore these animals in their natural habitats such as Jungfrau-Aletsch National Park or Swiss National Park. Switzerland is a federal republic with a multi-party system. It has a strong tradition of direct democracy and operates as a semi-direct democracy, in which citizens can vote on laws directly. The Federal Assembly is the legislative branch of the federal government, consisting of two chambers: the Council of States (two representatives per canton) and the National Council (representatives elected from each canton). The Federal Council is the executive branch and serves as Switzerland’s collective head of state. It consists of seven power-sharing Federal Councillors who are elected by the Federal Assembly for a four-year term. Switzerland has an independent judiciary and judicial review of legislative acts in its constitutional court. The country also has an independent constitutional court that reviews legislation for compliance with basic rights, especially those found in its constitution. PETSINCLUDE: Features public policy of Switzerland.