The people of the Constitution

There are two founders of the Swiss Confederation (Confoederatio Helvetica): the people and the cantons, according to the preamble and Article 1 of the Federal Constitution, FC, (Bundesverfassung, Constituziun federala, Constitution fédérale, Costituzione federale). The Swiss people and the cantons (Das Schweizervolk und die Kantone, Il peuple svizzero et les cantons suisses, Il Popolo svizzero … Read more » “The people of the Constitution”

The Municipalities

Each canton is divided into municipalities. The area of a canton is the sum of these municipalities, just as Switzerland is the sum of the twenty-six cantons.  The cantons are also divided  into districts, covering a number of municipalities. Unlike the municipalities, the districts are not derived from the Federal Constitution, but only from the … Read more » “The Municipalities”

The House of the Cantons

The opening of the House of Cantons (Haus der Kantone) in 2008 was a milestone in the cooperation between the 26 cantons. As a joint umbrella organisation of 13 governmental and 16 associated organisations of the cantons, it is a knowledge, discussion and consultation centre. It concentrates knowledge and provides a central meeting and communication … Read more » “The House of the Cantons”