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Switzerland : Wiki, Area, Biography, Location, Currency, Festivals & More

February 16, 2018 0 Comment


Country Switzerland
Continent Europe
Location 46.81820 N, 8.22750 E
Map of Switzerland  Map of Switzerland
Flag  switzerland flag
Area 41,285 km²
Neighboring Countries Liechtenstein

Monaco

San Marino

Luxembourg

France

Austria

Belgium

Germany

Slovenia

Croatia

Netherlands

Czech Republic

Italy

Andorra

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Jersey

Guernsey

Hungary

England

Slovakia

Montenegro

Serbia

Denmark

Tunisia

Norway

Time Zone CET (UTC +1)

CEST (UTC +2)

Population 8.45 million (2017)
Symbol  switzerland symbol
Founded Date August 1st, 1291
Head of Government and State of Switzerland Doris Leuthard

Ueli Maurer

Didier Burkhalter

Simonetta Sommaruga

Johann Schneider-Ammann

Alain Berset

Guy Parmelin

National Anthem ‘’Swiss Psalm’’
Motto ‘’Unus pro omnibus, omnes pro uno (One for all, all for one)’’
National Bird Turaco
National Tree Apple Tree
National Flower Edelweiss
National Sport Swiss Wrestling (Schwingen)
National Dance Swiss Dance
Official Languages German

French

Italian

Romansh

Seasons in Switzerland Spring Season

Summer Season

Winter Season

Prestigious Awards of Switzerland Literature Awards – Conrad Ferdinand Meyer Prize, Gottfried-Keller-Preis, Grand Prix C. F. Ramuz, Jan Michalski Prize for literature, Prix Dentan, Solothurner Literaturpreis, Swiss Book Prize, Swiss Literature Awards

Civilian Awards – British George Cross, American Lifesaving Medal, Order of the British Empire

Cinema Award – Locarno International Film Festival, Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival, Swiss Film Awards

Religion in Switzerland Catholic Church (37.3%)

Swiss Reformed Church (24.9%)

Other Christian Churches (5.8%)

Not Religious (23.9%)

Islam (5.1%)

Other Religions (1.6%)

Undetermined (1.3%)

Average Marriage age in Switzerland 32.5 years for men and 30.1 years for women
Capital Bern (460 57’N 7027’E)
Number of Cantons 26 Cantons
Largest Canton in Switzerland Zurich
Smallest Canton in Switzerland Jura
Number of Cities 146 Cities
Largest City in Switzerland Zurich
Smallest City in Switzerland Werdenberg
Literacy rate 99% (males)

99% (females)

Type of Government Federation

Federal Republic

Direct Democracy

Directorial System

GDP PPP – $493.126 billion (2017)

Nominal – $651.770 billion (2017)

GDP per capita $59,150 (2017)
Currency Swiss franc (CHF)
Calling Code  +41
Internet TLD .ch
ISO 3166 code CH
Festivals of Switzerland Baseler Fastnacht

White Turf

Art Basel

Lucerne Festival

Grindelwald Snow Festival

International Balloon Festival

Interlaken Classic Music Festival

Zurich Festival

Montreux Jazz Festival

Historic Monuments Augusta Raurica

Aventicum

Batiment des Forces Motrices

Benedictie Convent St. John Mustair

Bex Salt Mines

Castle of Chenaux

Castle Sargans

Chateau de prangins

Church San Gueg

Einsiedeln Abbey

Fort Vallorbe

Fraumunster

Geneva Museum of Art and History

Grossmunster

Gruyeres Castle

Le Chateau de Grandson

Protected Areas in Switzerland 1 National Park

3 Biosphere Reserves

Longest River in Switzerland Rhine River
Longest Bridge in Switzerland Trift Bridge
Longest Tunnel Gotthard Base Tunnel
Largest Lake Lake Geneva
Largest Island Ufenau Island
Highest Mountain in Switzerland Monte Rosa
Biggest Dam in Switzerland Grande Dixence Dam
Biggest Waterfall in Switzerland Rhine falls
Tallest Building in Switzerland Roche Tower
Richest person of Switzerland Ernesto Bertarelli
Best places to visit in Switzerland Bern

Lucerne

Lake Geneva

Lugano

Jungfrau Region

Zermatt

Zurich

Geneva

Lausanne

Interlaken

Official Website https://www.admin.ch/gov/en/start.html
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