Switzerland
By: Emily Perryman
Location
• Switzerland is a land-
locked country in
central Europe.
• It is bordered by
France, Germany,
Austria, and Ital...
Switzerland’s Flag
The White cross on top of the Red
background represents Faith in
Christianity. Now it also represents
n...
Cantons
• Ostschweiz 4
• Zurich 4
• Nordwestschweiz 3
• Bern 3
• Westschweiz 4
• Wallis 2
• Ticino 2
• Graubunden 3
• Zent...
-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...
Chillon Castle
• Located on Lake
Geneva
• Built in 11th
century
• Inhabited by the
Counts of Savoy
• Consists of 100
build...
Matterhorn
• 4,478 meters tall
• 1865 Edward
Whymper led
expedition up the
Matterhorn
• Only 3 out of 7 people
in this exp...
Zermatt
• Located at the bottom
of the Matterhorn
• Popular tourist
attraction
• Ski resort
• Located on glacier
• Skiing ...
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
• Artifacts
• Pictures
• Films
• Audio-visual displays
• Computer terminal...
Cuisine
• Known for unusually
combination of meat,
cheese, and potatoes
• Influences from:
French to the west
Germany to t...
Language
• German :74%
• French :21%
• Italian :4%
• Rumantsch :1%
Currency
• Swiss Franc
• 1 Swiss Franc
=1.18821 U.S. dollars
Ethnic Groups
• 65% German
• 18% French
• 10% Italian
• 1% Romansh
• 6% other ethnic groups
Alps
• Cover 3/5 of
Switzerland’s area
• Mont Blanc is the
tallest peak of the
alps (4,807m)
Bibliography
Works Cited
"Answers.com - What Is the Highest Peak in the Alps." WikiAnswers - The Q&A Wiki. Web. 10 June 20...
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  1. 1. Switzerland By: Emily Perryman
  2. 2. Location • Switzerland is a land- locked country in central Europe. • It is bordered by France, Germany, Austria, and Italy.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. Cantons • Ostschweiz 4 • Zurich 4 • Nordwestschweiz 3 • Bern 3 • Westschweiz 4 • Wallis 2 • Ticino 2 • Graubunden 3 • Zentralschweiz
  5. 5. -The Chillon Castle -The Matterhorn -Geneva Jet D’eau -Zermatt -International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum Attractions
  6. 6. Berne = Capital • Fourth largest populated city • Population of 349,000 • Official language: German • Language spoken most- Bernese German
  7. 7. Chillon Castle • Located on Lake Geneva • Built in 11th century • Inhabited by the Counts of Savoy • Consists of 100 buildings, 3 courtyards, 4 great halls
  8. 8. Matterhorn • 4,478 meters tall • 1865 Edward Whymper led expedition up the Matterhorn • Only 3 out of 7 people in this expedition survived the trek
  9. 9. Zermatt • Located at the bottom of the Matterhorn • Popular tourist attraction • Ski resort • Located on glacier • Skiing year round
  10. 10. Geneva Jet D’eau • One of tallest fountains in world • 140 meters tall • Sits in the heart of Genveva
  11. 11. International red Cross and Red Crescent Museum • Artifacts • Pictures • Films • Audio-visual displays • Computer terminals • Opened in 1988
  12. 12. Cuisine • Known for unusually combination of meat, cheese, and potatoes • Influences from: French to the west Germany to the north Italy to the south
  13. 13. Language • German :74% • French :21% • Italian :4% • Rumantsch :1%
  14. 14. Currency • Swiss Franc • 1 Swiss Franc =1.18821 U.S. dollars
  15. 15. Ethnic Groups • 65% German • 18% French • 10% Italian • 1% Romansh • 6% other ethnic groups
  16. 16. Alps • Cover 3/5 of Switzerland’s area • Mont Blanc is the tallest peak of the alps (4,807m)
  17. 17. Bibliography Works Cited "Answers.com - What Is the Highest Peak in the Alps." WikiAnswers - The Q&A Wiki. Web. 10 June 2011. <http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_highest_peak_in_the_Alps>. "Bern." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 10 June 2011. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berne>. "Currency of Switzerland 2010 - True Knowledge." True Knowledge - the Internet Answer Engine. Web. 10 June 2011. <http://www.trueknowledge.com/q/currency_of_switzerland_2010>. "Ethnic Groups - Switzerland." Encyclopedia of the Nations - Information about Countries of the World, United Nations, and World Leaders. Web. 10 June 2011. <http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/Europe/Switzerland-ETHNIC-GROUPS.html>. Http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Bern&view=detail&id=251C09BBD8DC6BA9DD58BC7353E7BBA9E989A0D6&first=0&FORM=IDFRIR. Photograph. Http://www.bing.com/images/search? q=chillon+castle+pictures&view=detail&id=B47FAA2C27DCBFFD8EA8868800A19CC5E2F43778&first=31&qpvt=chillon+castle+pictures&FORM=IDFR IR. Photograph. Http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=geneva+jet+d'eau&view=detail&id=877B4E0EB5A9067767D1FD6EF6A933D23AA9A532&first=0&FORM=IDFRIR. Photograph. Http://www.bing.com/images/search? q=international+red+cross+and+red+crescent+museum&view=detail&id=625A43938A8AD3425183EA24C5A7D46BBE9B2443&first=0&FORM=IDFRIR . Photograph. Http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=map+of+switzerland&view=detail&id=3D25B416B5E0E2614AF2EC7640A06032D94205FD&first=0&FORM=IDFRIR. Photograph. Http://www.bing.com/images/search? q=regions+of+switzerland&view=detail&id=084094B8B2BCD0F311AC518C301868BEFE17ED4C&first=0&qpvt=regions+of+switzerland&FORM=IDFRI R. Photograph. Http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=switzerland+castles&view=detail&id=E81FE4F45EE7F065521A73C6740733DBF14B35DA&first=0&FORM=IDFRIR. Photograph. Http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=switzerland+flag&view=detail&id=5802BA712CC473CA0F232C642E0851972735FFC0&first=0&FORM=IDFRIR. Photograph. Http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=switzerland+food&view=detail&id=9AFAE5947A7813E36343E29EBC2DA7C416FDB602&first=0&FORM=IDFRIR. Photograph. Http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=switzerland+maps&view=detail&id=CBA4B5ACFC9680A4B1E26641337C2CF0BD918477&first=31&FORM=IDFRIR. Photograph. Http://www.bing.com/images/search? q=switzerland+regions&view=detail&id=084094B8B2BCD0F311AC518C301868BEFE17ED4C&first=0&qpvt=switzerland+regions&FORM=IDFRIR. Photograph. Http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=zermatt&view=detail&id=BDCE7AB36BD6AF3E2B2BC1B4FCB12A613EBD7409&first=0&FORM=IDFRIR. Photograph. "The Swiss Alps." Switzerland Travel and Destination Guide and Reservation Services. Web. 10 June 2011. <http://www.magicswitzerland.com/swiss_alps.htm>. "Switzerland Cuisine,Cuisine Switzerland Tour,Switzerland Cuisine Tour, Switzerland Tourism." Tours to Switzerland,Switzerland Tour Packages,switzerland Cuisine,flight to Switzerland. Web. 10 June 2011. <http://www.switzerlandtours.net/switzerland-cuisine.html>. "Switzerland Flag - World Flags 101 - Switzerland Flags." Flags of the World. Web. 10 June 2011. <http://www.worldflags101.com/s/switzerland-flag.aspx>. Switzerland's Four National Languages. Web. 10 June 2011. <http://official-swiss-national-languages.all-about-switzerland.info/index.html>. Web. <http://moneycentral.msn.com/investor/market/currencyconverter.aspx>.
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