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The Current Country Names and Cantons of Switzerland

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Language Unofficially Officially
Latin Helvetica Confoederatio Helvetica (ISO Country Codes: CH or CHE)
German Schweiz Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft
French Suisse Confédération Suisse
Italian Svizzera Confederazione Svizzera
English Switzerland Swiss Confederation
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There are twenty-three cantons (plural kantone, singular kanton),
three of which are divided into half-cantons (halb-kantone).
The "Year" is either the year the canton joined the Helvetic Confederation
or, in the case of half-cantons, the year the canton was split.
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Abbr Name Language Year   Abbr Name Language Year
AG Aargau German 1803   UW Unterwalden German 1291
AP Appenzell German 1513   NW Nidwalden3 German 1340
AR Appenzell Ausserrhoden1 German 1597   OW Obwalden3 German 1340
AI Appenzell Innerrhoden1 German 1597   SG St. Gallen German 1803
BA Basel German 1501   SH Schaffhausen German 1501
BL Basel-Landschaft2 German 1833   SZ Schwyz German 1291
BS Basel-Stadt2 German 1833   SO Solothurn German 1481
BE Bern French
German
1353   TG Thurgau German 1803
FR Fribourg / Freiburg French
German
1481   TI Ticino Italian 1803
GE Genève / Geneva French 1815   UR Uri German 1291
GL Glarus German 1352   VD Vaud French 1803
GR Graubfünden /
Grigioni / Grischun /
Graubfuenden
German
Italian
Romansch
1803   VS Valais French
German
1815
JU Jura French 1979   ZH Zurich German 1351
LU Luzern German 1332   ZG Zug German 1352
NE Neuchâtel French 1815          
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1Appenzell Ausserrhoden (Outer Rhodes) and Appenzell Innerrhoden (Inner Rhodes) are half-cantons which, together, constitute Canton Appenzell (a.k.a., Appenzell Rhodes or Appenzellerland).
2Basel-Landschaft (Basel-Country) and Basel-Stadt (Basel-City) are half-cantons which, together, constitute Canton Basel.
3Nidwalden and Obwalden are half-cantons which, together, constitute Canton Unterwalden.

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