40 Switzerland facts

Switzerland Facts

Switzerland is a central European country, Switzerland is divided in three main geographic regions, The Jura Mountains, The Swiss Alps & the Central Plateau.

Fascinating Facts About Switzerland

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  1. The Official Currency of Switzerland is Swiss Franc.
  2. Traditional Swiss sports: Schwingen, Hornussen & Steinstossen.
  3. Switzerland is the only country in the world that has a square flag.
  4. The Official Name of Switzerland is Confoederatio Helvetica in Latin, Which means Swiss Confederation.
  5. Switzerland has been at peace for over 200 years.
  6. You can find over 1,500 lakes in Switzerland.
  7. Bern is the Capital of Switzerland.
  8. There are enough nuclear shelters in Switzerland to house the entire population.
  9. The largest Swiss franc is the 1000 bill, This is the largest single bill in the world.
  10. Switzerland’s Sonnenberg Tunnel is the world’s largest nuclear shelter. It can hold up to 20,000 people.
  11. 1st of August is Switzerland’s Independence Day.
  12. Swiss Accidentally Invade Liechtenstein in March, 2007.
  13. Switzerland has four Official language: German, French, Italian & Romansh.
  14. Switzerland’s crime and unemployment rates are amongst the lowest in the world.
  15. Switzerland is one of the few nations in the world where assisted suicide is legal.
  16. The Highest point in Switzerland is the Dufour Peak, at 15,199 feet height.
  17. The Lowest point in Switzerland is Lake Maggiore, at 640 feet.
  18. A Swiss businessman, Jean-Henri Dunant, The founder of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Received the very first Nobel Peace Prize in 1901.
  19. Rolex Company made the first waterproof watch in 1927 in Switzerland.
  20. Switzerland became an United Nations Member in 2002.
  21. The Largest City in Switzerland is Zurich, followed by Geneva.
  22. You will find more Banks in Switzerland than Dentists.
  23. Switzerland is bordered by 5 Countries: Italy, Austria, Germany, France & Liechtenstein.
  24. You must live 12 years in Switzerland before applying for citizenship.
  25. Lake Geneva is the largest freshwater lake in Switzerland.
  26. Tim Berners Lee, an English engineer, invented the World Wide Web in Switzerland in 1989.
  27. Swiss Women were granted the right to vote in 1971.
  28. Swiss Teachers receives one of the highest pay in the World.
  29. The Pope’s personal guards are called Swiss Guards, all come from Switzerland.
  30. In Switzerland, it is legal to use and grow marijuana, but it is against the law to sell it.
  31. Guns are legal in Switzerland, 2.3 – 4.5 million guns in a population
  32. Foreigners account for 23% of Switzerland’s population.
  33. The Longest Tunnel in the World is 57 km long and goes from Switzerland to Italy underneath Alps.
  34. German Town, Büsingen am Hochrhein, is entirely surrounded by Switzerland.
  35. Switzerland is the first European country to allow the sale of Insect-based food for humans in 2017.
  36. St Peter’s Church in Zürich has the largest church clock face in Europe.
  37. 60% of the Switzerland’s electricity comes from a hydroelectric power source.
  38. There are over 3100 miles of railways in Switzerland.
  39. Switzerland was occupied by France from 1798 to 1815.
  40. Patek Philippe of Switzerland Invented the Wristwatch in 1868.
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