Interesting Facts about Switzerland

Interesting Facts about Switzerland

Interesting Facts about Switzerland

Switzerland is a country in Central Europe. 60% of its land is covered by the Alps mountains, so there are very beautiful mountains, villages, lakes, and pastures in this country. Switzerland is one of the most beautiful places in the world, if we talk about heaven on earth, the name will come first of this country. There is hardly anyone who does not want to travel to Switzerland. So let's check some "Interesting facts about Switzerland"

Interesting Facts about Switzerland

Quick info about Switzerland

Capital City: Bern

Currency: Swiss franc

Languages: French, Italian, German, and Romansh

Where is this place: Central Europe

Best time to visit Switzerland and seasons: Skiing season (January to March) for some winter sports just make sure wearing the right clothes with a warm jacket and good shoes. Otherwise, Spring (April to May) and Autumn (September to October) is the best part as the weather still remains chill at night but warm during the day and not as busy as Summer (June to August)

Transportation in Switzerland: The most convenient way to get around the country is by train, bus, rent a car, or by flying

International Airport (s): Zurich International Airport (ZRH), Bern Airport (BRN), and Genève Aéroport (GVA)

Which side of the road do they drive: Right-hand side of the road

Interesting Facts about Switzerland

Interesting Facts about Switzerland

1. Switzerland has a GDP per capita of $ 79,033.

2. Despite its small size, Switzerland has one of the most stable and thriving economies in the world. The Swiss-based economy on technology and construction companies.

3. The country's main exports include chemicals, chocolates, watches, and engineering products. Their main imports include food products, textiles, and machinery. Switzerland has established trade networks with Germany, the United States, Italy, and France.

4. Most of Switzerland's economy consists of private sector businesses. They also have very low tax rates and high standards of living.

5. Swiss has an average income level of US $ 100,000, which has continued to grow rapidly over the years.

6. Swiss Franc is highly stable and is considered one of the most stable currencies worldwide.

7. Swiss citizens eat, on average, 23 pounds of chocolate every year.

8. Switzerland has more banks than dentists. The country is known for its stable economy and thriving banks.

9. Hydroelectric power is popular in Switzerland. More than 60% of the country's electricity comes from a hydroelectric source.

10. Switzerland has more than 3100 miles of railways. Most people travel by train if they are traveling to a different part of the country.

Interesting Facts about Switzerland

11. 1 August is Switzerland's Independence Day. Each year the Swiss celebrate their independence by making paper lanterns and lighting the streets with them. They also have parades and parties in small towns.

12. Chestnut Festival is celebrated every October. It celebrates the importance of chestnut in historic Switzerland. People open markets in the open air and eat bullets cooked in various ways.

13. Hornson is a traditional sport played in Switzerland which is a mixture of golf and hockey. Today, the game is played by villages and often ends in the fighting.

14. The Pope is protected by the Swiss Guard at the Vatican.

15. Only 1/3 of the Swiss population own their homes. Houses in Switzerland are expensive, so most people rent.

16. Geneva Lake in Switzerland has seen more than 40 waterfalls. Six of this debris include railway cars.

17. The largest Swiss franc is 1000 bills, which is equivalent to about 850 US dollars. It is the largest single bill in the world.

18. Switzerland has a low crime rate. They have the lowest rates among all developed countries in the world.

19. Climate is considered ideal in Switzerland. They have four seasons; However, the climate is never too cold or too hot. For this reason, tourism flourishes throughout the year.

20. Switzerland did not become a member of the United Nations until 2002.

Interesting Facts about Switzerland

21. Switzerland has three official languages: German, French, Italian.

22. About 65% of Switzerland's residents are of German descent.

23. Switzerland is independent of 1499. However, it was briefly occupied by the French from 1798 to 1815.

24. Switzerland has the highest life chances in the world. In 2012, it was second in the world.

25. Switzerland has long been known for manufacturing luxury watches. TAG Heuer, Tissot, and Rolex are just a few luxury brands that are reputed worldwide.

26. Patek Philippe of Switzerland invented the wristwatch in 1868.

27. Switzerland invests about 3% of its GDP in research and development.

28. Switzerland has bunkers that hold 100% of its population in the event of nuclear war.

29. Swiss is known for its delicious chocolate, as well as innovative ideas. In fact, Swiss chocolates have come up with a way to add edible gold to their chocolate.

30. Switzerland has the best public transport system in the world. With just one ticket, a passenger can use the ferry, train, cable car and other modes of transport.

Interesting Facts about Switzerland

31. Switzerland is the only place in the world that has a square flag.

32. The Swiss are responsible for many innovative inventions that we still enjoy today. Highlights include Velcro, Swiss Army Knife and Cellophane.

33. Swiss have to pay tax for their dogs. Every year, taxes are assessed based on the size and weight of the dog.

34. Till 1971, women were not allowed to vote at the federal level.

35. Switzerland has more than 1,500 lakes and all of them are less than 10 miles from another lake.

36. Switzerland is one of the very few countries where assisted suicide is legal.

37. About 23% of the population of Switzerland is made up of residents of foreign origin.

38. The 2015 PISA survey determined that the Swiss were the best in mathematics across Europe.

39. Both Zurich and Geneva have been named as two of the top ten most inhabited cities in the world.

40. People from Switzerland marry later in life. The average age of men when they marry is 31.8 years and the average age of women is 29.5 years.

Interesting Facts about Switzerland

41. The founder of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Jean Henry Dunant was Swiss. He was also the first person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

42. Sonnenberg Tunnel in Switzerland is the world's largest nuclear shelter. It can hold 20,000 people.

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

44. The world's first instant coffee, Nescafe, was invented in Switzerland.

45. People from Switzerland can lease or rent cows. The person who rears the cow is entitled to get the cheese made from milk taken from the cow.

Interesting Facts about Switzerland

Switzerland is a thriving country that has been a great place to live and work since it became a federal state in 1848. Today, the country declares armed neutrality, which has contributed to its low violence rate and its high standard of living. The Swiss economy is considered one of the most stable and prosperous economies in the world and allows Swiss people to build their own businesses and succeed easily. Switzerland is a beautiful country lined by the Swiss Alps and is a prime place for tourists to visit.

I hope you like this "Interesting facts about Switzerland" and now you plan to visit Switzerland

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