What is the meaning of CH in Switzerland?
So the label HELVETIA can be found on Swiss coins and postal stamps, while the abbreviation ch stands for Confoederatio Helvetica, the Latin version of "Swiss Confederation" (hence the CH-sticker on Swiss cars and Switzerland's top level internet domain .ch).
An Internet top-level domain assigned to a country. A country code is a two-letter suffix such as .us (United States), .ca (Canada) and .de (Germany). For a list of codes, see country codes A-E, country codes F-M and country codes N-Z.
.ch. The domain ch , as with other ccTLDs, is based on the ISO 3166-2 code for Switzerland derived from Confoederatio Helvetica (Helvetic Confederation), the Latin name for the country, which was used because of its neutrality with regard to the four official languages of Switzerland.
To call Switzerland from the U.S., just follow these simple dialing directions:
- First dial 011, the U.S. exit code.
- Next dial 41, the country code for Switzerland.
- Then dial the 2-digit area code (see sample calling code list below) and finally the 7-digit phone number.
Switzerland Dial Codes
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Part 1 Calling the U.S. from Switzerland
- Start with 001. The international code for making calls from Switzerland is 00.
- Dial the area code. This is the three-digit code specific to the region you are calling.
- End with the seven digit number. You can now dial the seven digit phone number you are trying to reach.
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|gb||United Kingdom (no new registrations, see also UK)||FRANCE METROPOLITAN|
A free code from World Zone 2 seemed to be the next best choice. Faroe Islands (+298) and Greenland (+299) are in the northern Atlantic, between North America and Europe. But for many years, there were no available country code assignments in the traditional European zones (World Zones 3 and 4).
ISO Alpha-2, Alpha-3, and Numeric Country Codes
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.no is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Norway. Norid, the domain name registry, is based in Trondheim, is owned by the state-owned Uninett and operates under supervision of the Norwegian Post and Telecommunications Authority.
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The two letter code usually used for Switzerland is CH, but I'll assume that you are referring to the abbreviation used in sporting events, such as the Olympics. Well the official language of the Olympic federation, or whatever they call themselves, is French, so the Swiss become La Suisse. Hence SUI.
Following the break-up of Czechoslovakia in 1993, the successor states, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, continued to share the 42 country code until 28 February 1997, with the Czech Republic then adopting 420 and Slovakia adopting 421.
Whether dialing from a mobile phone or landline, this is how to call the US or Canada from Europe:
- Dial 00, Europe's international access code, or enter + from any mobile phone.
- Dial 1, the country code for the US and Canada.
- Dial the phone number, including area code.
Most French telephone numbers have 10 digits preceded by a 3 digit area code. All CERN phones have a 5 digit internal number that can be called directly from outside by dialing 00+41-22-76xxxxx from abroad or 022-76xxxxx from Switzerland . CERN GSM/Mobile Phones are 6 digit numbers in the 16xxxx form.