Amazing and interesting facts about Switzerland-History,fun facts

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Amazing and interesting facts about Switzerland-History,fun facts

Amazing and interesting facts about Switzerland-History,fun factsSwitzerland is one of the most beautiful places in the world.
Most of the people want  to celebrate honeymoon here.
Switzerland is a mountainous Central European country, home to numerous lakes,
villages and the high peaks of the Alps. Old Towns within its cities contain medieval landmarks
like capital Bern’s Zytglogge clock tower and Cathedral of Bern. The country is also a destination
for its ski resorts and hiking trails. Banking and finance are key industries, and Swiss watches and
chocolate are renowned.This is all about Switzerland and knows read
Amazing and interesting facts about Switzerland-History,fun facts.

Amazing and interesting facts about Switzerland-History,fun facts

 

Amazing and interesting facts about Switzerland-History,fun facts.

  • The President of Switzerland changes every year.

 

  • The Switzerland’s  knife is of red colour. So that it can be easily found in ice.

 

  • 87% of the population in Switzerland is educated.

 

  • Switzerland is also known as Confoederatio Helvetica.

 

  • Switzerland has one of the lowest crime rates in all industrialised countries.

 

  • Switzerland has a population of about 8 million.

 

  • Most people in Switzerland are Christian.

 

  • Switzerland has more than 1500 lakes.

 

  • Switzerland has the most hospital beds per 1000 people: 5.8 beds.

 

  • Teaching is one of the highest paid occupation with the most vacation time: 12 weeks! IN SWITZERLAND.

 

  • Switzerland’s economy is based on highly skilled workers.

 

  • The Swiss eat more chocolate than any other nation in the world, 11.3 kg per year.

 

  • Switzerland has more than 1,500 lakes, and one is never more than 10 miles (16 km) from
    a lake within the country’s borders.

Amazing and interesting facts about Switzerland-History,fun facts

  • Switzerland’s highest [Dufour Peak at 15,199 feet (4,633 m)] and
    lowest [Ascona at 643 feet (196 m)] points are only 43 miles (69 km) apart.

 

  • Swiss women are among the oldest in Europe when they have their first child, an average of 29.5 years old.

 

  • The Rolex Company invented the first waterproof watch in Switzerland in 1927.

 

  • The Swiss have the second longest life expectancy in the world after Japan.

 

  • Switzerland has four official languages, French, German, Italian, and Romansch.

 

  • Switzerland’s railway system extends for about 3,100 miles (4,989 km).The Swiss rank second behind the Japanese in travelling by train.

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  • The world’s first portable cassette player called the Stereobelt was tested for
    the first time in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

 

  • The Sonnenberg tunnel in Lucerne is able to house up to 20,000 people for an
    extended period of time as a fallout shelter. It serves as the world’s largest nuclear bomb shelter.

 

  • The German town of Büsingen am Hochrhein is entirely surrounded by Switzerland.

 

  • In World War II Switzerland was completely surrounded by fascist troops (Germany, Austria, Italy)
    and the French Vichy regime collaborating with Hitler.

 

  • In World War I (1914-1918) Switzerland’s strict neutrality seemed to work well
    and neither side showed interest to attack Switzerland with its oversized army and
    its then relatively modern mountain fortresses.

 

  • In 1802 the Swiss fought a war called Stecklikrieg with wooden clubs against France
    because Napoleon had taken away their weapons.

 

  • In 1798, the major cities and the free cantons in central Switzerland were formally republics,
    inegality and authoritarian rule in Switzerland had reached almost the same level than in neighbouring France.

 

  • In 1864, hotel pioneer Johannes Badrutt opened the first winter resort in St. Moritz.
    It is considered the oldest ski resort in the world. He offered his guest free accommodations
    if the winter weather was bad. The town has hosted the Winter Olympics twice in 1928 and 1948.

 

  • Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in Switzerland in 1989.

 

  • It is believed that the Swiss musical form of yodelling began during the early Stone Age and
    has a long tradition outside of Switzerland as well. In Switzerland, it is said to have developed
    from a form of long-distance communication and cow calls.

 

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  • At an altitude of 2,126 m, the Swiss village of Juf is the highest permanently inhabited village in Europe.

 

  • Some interesting variations on skiing have developed in Switzerland, including ski-joring,
    where the skier is pulled along on skis behind a horse, jeep, or even airplane, and ski gliding,
    where a hang glider takes off with skis attached to his or her feet and uses skis to assist in landing.

 

  • Switzerland has one of the highest doctors to patients’ ratios in the world,
    with well over 23,000 general practitioners and specialists for the country’s 7.3 million inhabitants.
    There is one doctor for every 654 Swiss in urban areas and one doctor for every 1,000 people in the rural areas.

 

  • Switzerland has one of the highest doctors to patients’ ratios in the world,
    with well over 23,000 general practitioners and specialists for the country’s 7.3 million inhabitants.
    There is one doctor for every 654 Swiss in urban areas and one doctor for every 1,000 people in the rural areas.

 

These are some Amazing and interesting facts about Switzerland-History,fun facts.

 

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