Switzerland is a land-locked country in central Europe.
It is bordered by France, Germany, Austria, and Italy.
Switzerland’s Flag The White cross on top of the Red background represents Faith in Christianity. Now it also represents neutrality, democracy, peace, and refuge.
-The Chillon Castle -The Matterhorn -Geneva Jet D’eau -Zermatt -International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum Attractions
Berne = Capital
Fourth largest populated city
Population of 349,000
Official language: German
Language spoken most- Bernese German
Located on Lake Geneva
Built in 11 th century
Inhabited by the Counts of Savoy
Consists of 100 buildings, 3 courtyards, 4 great halls
4,478 meters tall
1865 Edward Whymper led expedition up the Matterhorn
Only 3 out of 7 people in this expedition survived the trek
Located at the bottom of the Matterhorn
Popular tourist attraction
Located on glacier
Skiing year round
Geneva Jet D’eau
One of tallest fountains in world
140 meters tall
Sits in the heart of Genveva
International red Cross and Red Crescent Museum
Opened in 1988
Known for unusually combination of meat, cheese, and potatoes
Influences from: French to the west
Germany to the north
Italy to the south
1 Swiss Franc =1.18821 U.S. dollars
6% other ethnic groups
Cover 3/5 of Switzerland’s area
Mont Blanc is the tallest peak of the alps (4,807m)
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