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Switzerland

  1. 1. SwitzerlandEuropean Culture and Civilization Fabienne Fischer 11. April 2013
  2. 2. Content:1. Facts and Figures2. Geography3. Economy4. Politics5. Culture6. Nice Places to visit7. Quiz8. Sources
  3. 3. How many of you have spent once their holidays in Switzerland? The United World Trade Organisation rankedSwitzerland on 27th for the number of international visitors (estimated at 8.4 million)
  4. 4. 1. Facts and Figures• has a population of about 7.95 million - 6.1 million (77,2%) Swiss citizens - 1.8 million (22,8%) foreign residents• has a law established equality between men and women since 1981• Currency: Swiss Franc (1CHF = 0,82€)• has four national languages - Bonjour! - Grüezi! - Allegra! - Buongiorno!
  5. 5. 1. Facts and Figures German  Grüezi French  Bonjour Italian  Buongiorno Rhaeto-Rumantsch  Allegra Language Percentage German 63,7% French 20,4% Italien 6,5% Rumantsch 0,5% Others 9%
  6. 6. 1. Facts and Figures
  7. 7. 2. Geography• has an area of 41.285 square kilometers - productive area (without lakes, rivers, unproductive vegetation) covers 30.753 square km• it measures 220 km from north to south and 350 km from east to west• It s capital is Bern• has borders with France, Germany, Liechtenstein Austria and Italy
  8. 8. 2. Geography• three main geographic regions: the Jura, the Plateau and the Alps Jura Alps Plateau
  9. 9. 2. Geography• Over 1.500 lakes Geneva Lake Constance Lake
  10. 10. 3. Economy• one of the wealthiest countries of the world, especially trough foreign trade  GDP – per Capita: $84,983 (after Luxembourg and Norway)• has virtually no mineral resources• imports bulky raw materials• exports high-quality goods• best-known export items are watches, chocolate and cheese• Germany is the biggest trade partner, followed by Italy, France, the Netherlands, the US and the United Kingdom• has a membership in all major international economic organizations (WTO, World Bank etc.)
  11. 11. 3. Economy• Switzerland is a “financial center” with four main hubs – Zurich, Geneva, Basel and Lugano• key players in the financial center are the banks, followed by insurers Country Percentage Switzerland 27% United Kingdom 25% Luxemburg 6% Caribbean 13% Singapore and Hong Kong 13% United States 8% Others 8%  shares of assets under management in international private banking, 2011
  12. 12. 4. Politics• its modern form came into being in 1848• until that time, it was a loose alliance of autonomous cantons (cooperation with each other varied from one period to another)  modern form was designed to balance the interest of the state as a whole, with the interests of the individual cantons• 26 cantons, each has its own constitution, legislature, government and courts
  13. 13. 5. Culture• Literature - most famous Swiss literary creation is Heidi – has become a symbol in Switzerland
  14. 14. 5. Culture• Folk Music - Yodeling - Alphorn  Both is not exclusively from Swiss
  15. 15. 5. Culture Raclette• Food Fondue Röstí
  16. 16. 6. Nice Places to visit Chateau de Chillon – Montreux
  17. 17. 6. Nice Places to visit The Matterhorn, Zermatt  Most famous peak in the Alps (4.478 meters high)
  18. 18. 6. Nice Places to visit The Rhine Falls  Europe s largest waterfalls
  19. 19. 6. Nice Places to visit Zurich
  20. 20. 6. Nice Places to visit Bern
  21. 21. 7. Quiz 1. What is the currency in Swiss? Euro CHF USD CNY
  22. 22. 7. Quiz2. Which of the languages is not an official language in Swiss? German Rumantsch Spanish French
  23. 23. 7. Quiz 3. Which of the cities is the capital of Swiss? Geneva Zurich Bern Lausanne
  24. 24. 7. Quiz4. Which of the countries is the biggest trade partner of Swiss? Italy Spain France Germany
  25. 25. 7. Quiz 5. How many Cantons are in Swiss? 30 26 20 23
  26. 26. 7. Quiz 6. Which one is the most famous Swiss literary creation? Asterix & Heidi Obelix Pumuckl Winnie Puuh
  27. 27. 8. Sources• http://www.nationalflaggen.de/flagge-schweiz.html• http://www.swissworld.org/en/• http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9f/Map_Languages_CH.png• http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/images/map-switzerland.png• https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f0/Trois_r%C3%A9gio ns_suisses_1.png/220px-Trois_r%C3%A9gions_suisses_1.png• http://2.bp.blogspot.com/- dVAFeTYkmWY/TZCQN9109kI/AAAAAAAAAfs/0NWLEVfp3UI/s1600/Switzerla nd%2B1.jpg• http://www.varbak.com/bilder/niedlichen-fotos-von-heidi-nb13943.jpg• http://www.allgaeu-bilder.de/gallery/verkehrsamt_bolsterlang/Bilder/Alphorn.jpg• http://www.expatica.com/ch/leisure/travel_tourism/Touring- Switzerland_13023.htm• http://www.ucakbiletialin.com/d_images/b_817108.jpg• http://www.onespace-bern.ch/images/Bern.jpgl• http://www.globalpropertyguide.com/Europe/Switzerland/gdp-per-capita• http://www.reiserat.de/img/reiserat/ch_g_genfersee_chillon_dents_midi.jpg• http://insearchofsimplicitytoday.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/lake-constance- and-mainau-island.jpg
  28. 28. SwitzerlandThank you for your attention! 

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