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    Information About Switzerland



    About Switzerland

    Switzerland, situated in Western Europe, officially landlocked country is one of the richest country in the world and thus marks the highest ranking quality of life. Switzerland is known for its mountain landscape and small mountain village. It contains innumerable lakes and high peaks of the Alps. Medieval landmark like capital Bern's Zytglogge clock tower and cathedral of Bern are found in old towns within its cities. It is famous for its trekking and hiking trails. However, it succeeds as a destination for a ski resort. Many facilities like banking and finance are available which the key industries for the Switzerland are. However, its Swiss watches and chocolates are equally famous.

    History of Switzerland

    Switzerland, since 1917 was home to Vladimir lllych Ulyanov (Vladimir Lenin). Grimm Hoffmann Affair in 1917 raised serious questions about Swiss neutrality, but it was short lived Switzerland joined the league of nation. This was based in Geneva, on the condition that it was exempt from military requirement. The right to vote was granted to women by Switzerland with some Swiss canton approving this in 1959 and late in 1971 with a federal level. Elisabeth Kopp, who served from 1984 1989 was the first women in the seven member federal council executive and Ruth Dreifuss was the first female president in 1999.

    Geography of Switzerland

    Switzerland is located to the east of France and to the north of Italy. Mountain landscape and small mountain village are its recognition. It is mainly mountainous with Jura in the northeast and the Alps in the south. Many large lakes, rolling hills and plains are present throughout; making it a central plateau. There are many peaks at high elevation, but Dufourspitze at 15,203 feet Switzerland's highest and most famous is Hatter horn near the town of Zermatt in Valais.

    Climate and Natural Resources of Switzerland

    Switzerland has a temperate climate which varies with altitude cold and rainy to snowy winters and cool to warm and sometimes humid summers are experienced in most of the country. There is an average January low temperature of 23.3F and an average July high of 74.3 F in Bern, the capital of Switzerland. The high Alps and Ticino Catona experience wettest conditions which sun and rain from time to time precipitation moderate during summer. Through winter receives less precipitation. Yet it is the most stable climate system with autumn happens to be the most.
    Water power is the chief natural resource of Switzerland. The principal source of water is runoff from the considerable annual precipitation that falls on the Alps. Today the flow is captured by hundred of hydroelectric power facilities which provides 59% of the country's domestic electricity, Granite, limestone, other building stones and salts are only mineral resources. Small deposits of iron and manganese are also found about 11% of the Switzerland is used for agriculture, while 30% covered by forest.

    Tourist Attraction in Switzerland

    The tourism sector is developed in Switzerland. The country earns a lot of revenue. There are below given number of tourist places that attract the visitors from the foreign countries.
    • The Jungfrau region
    • Chateau La Chillon montsuex
    • Swiss national park zernua
    • Fasnacht spring carnival basel
    • Gensua
    • The Htterhorn Zunatt
    • St. horitz
    • St. Pilatus
    • The Rhine fall

    Famous Hotels in Switzerland

    • Baur air lac
    • Wider hotel
    • The Dolder Grand
    • Hotel d'Angleterra
    • La Reserrue Geneva Hotel
    • Four Season Hotel Des Brgeus Geneua
    • Belleveer Palace
    • Hotel Schweizerhof Bur
    • Beau-Revage Palace
    • Les Trios Rois

    Switzerland Culture and Cuisine

    Swiss culture reflects a wide range of tradition, thus characterized by diversity. These of Europe major languages are official. During time of unrest and war in Europe, Switzerland attracted number of creative people and thus brought a home for many contribution in literature, art, music, science etc . Folk art is kept alive forever in Switzerland. Switzerland expression is music, dance, poetry, wood craving etc. The wooden musical instrument named Alphorn; become yodeling and the accordion an epitome of Swiss traditional music.
    They prepare food varies greatly bread items. Dairy products such as milk, yoghurt, butter and of-course, the famous Swiss cheese is an equally varied vegetable like beans; carrot, etc. are served in different ways. Side dishes such as French fries and different type of pasta. Fruits like berries, apple, blueberries, raspberries, red currants, etc. are available. Switzerland is world famous for its Swiss chocolates.

    International and Domestic Airports in Switzerland

    • Alternrhun airpot
    • Ascena airport
    • Emmer aiport
    • Genuea lointrin airport
    • Euro airport
    • French airport
    • Samedan airport
    • Zurich airport
    Posted By : All Places Map Last Updated: September 13, 2015

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    Facts about Switzerland

    CountrySwitzerland
    ContinentEurope
    CapitalBern
    GovernmentUnitary
    Independence DayAugust 1,1291
    ClimateTemperate and Tundra
    Area41,300 sq km
    CurrencySwiss Franc (CHF)
    Dialling Code41
    NeighboursAustria, France, Italy, Liechtenstein, Germany