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Switzerland

  1. 1. Switzerland<br />
  2. 2. Where is it?<br />Switzerland is located in Europe, bordered by France, Germany, Austria, and Italy.<br />
  3. 3. Fast Facts<br />Capital: Bern<br />Population: 7,785,600<br />Area: 41,285 sq KM<br />Religion: Christian<br />Government: Swiss Confederation<br />Currency: Swiss Franc<br />Languages: German, French, Italian, Rumantsch<br />Drives on: Right<br />
  4. 4. Geography<br />Alps – About 20% of the Alps are in Switzerland.<br />Highest Mountain: Monte Rosa (4,634 m)<br />Largest Lake: Lake Leman (Geneva Lake) (584 sq km)<br />Largest River: Rhein (375 km)<br />Largest Glacier: Aletschgletscher<br />
  5. 5. What to do<br />Go take a hike! (Literally)<br />Visit old villages<br />Ride on a scenic train route<br />Skiing/Snowboarding<br />Go sledging<br />
  6. 6. Well-Known Cities:Bern<br />The capital<br />Old towns and villages<br />Federal Parliament<br />
  7. 7. Well-Known Cities:Lausanne<br />On the Leman Lake<br />Olympic Museum<br />Very hilly<br />Speaks French<br />Lausanne Cathedral<br />
  8. 8. Well-Known Cities : Geneva<br />Home of many famous organizations<br />Very international city<br />Red Cross Museum<br />Protestant Movement and Calvism formed here<br />
  9. 9. Food<br />Bürli – small bread<br />Dreikönigskuchen – cake<br />Pastetli – meat pie<br />Wurstsalat - sausage salad<br />Known for cheese and chocolates<br />
  10. 10. National Holidays<br />Jan 1 – New Years Day<br />Jan 2 – Berchtold’s Day (Berchtold V founded Bern)<br />Mar/Apr - Good Friday<br />Mar/Apr - Eastern and Eastern Monday<br />May 1 – Labors’ Day<br />(40 days after Easter) - Ascension Day<br />(7 weeks after Easter) - Whit Sunday and Monday (celebrates Sunday of the feast of Pentecost)<br />April – Corpus Christi Day (only in Catholic regions)<br />Aug 1- Memorial day for foundation of Swiss federation<br />Nov 1- All Saints’ Day<br />Dec 25 & 26- Christmas<br />Dec 31- New Year’s Eve<br />
  11. 11. Famous Swiss People<br />Claude Nicollier – first and only Swiss astronaut<br />Gottfried Keller – author<br />Ursula Andress – actress<br />Jacques-Laurent Agasse – painter<br />Oskar Bider- aviation pioneer<br />Bertrand Piccard – first balloonist to circumnavigate globe non-stop, non-refuelled flight<br />
  12. 12. Bibliography<br />http://bit.ly/fn4iQW <br />http://bit.ly/gBKtAs <br />http://bit.ly/ffS0vs <br />http://bit.ly/elO6vI <br />http://bit.ly/gr8HU3 <br />http://bit.ly/gvR84B <br />Google Images<br />Presentation by Brittany Shaffer<br />

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