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  • 1. Switzerland By: Emily Perryman
  • 2. Location
    • Switzerland is a land-locked country in central Europe.
    • It is bordered by France, Germany, Austria, and Italy.
  • 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. Cantons
    • Ostschweiz 4
    • Zurich 4
    • Nordwestschweiz 3
    • Bern 3
    • Westschweiz 4
    • Wallis 2
    • Ticino 2
    • Graubunden 3
    • Zentralschweiz
  • 5. -The Chillon Castle -The Matterhorn -Geneva Jet D’eau -Zermatt -International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum Attractions
  • 6.
    • Berne = Capital
    • Fourth largest populated city
    • Population of 349,000
    • Official language: German
    • Language spoken most- Bernese German
  • 7. Chillon Castle
    • Located on Lake Geneva
    • Built in 11 th century
    • Inhabited by the Counts of Savoy
    • Consists of 100 buildings, 3 courtyards, 4 great halls
  • 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. Zermatt
    • Located at the bottom of the Matterhorn
    • Popular tourist attraction
    • Ski resort
    • Located on glacier
    • Skiing year round
  • 10. Geneva Jet D’eau
    • One of tallest fountains in world
    • 140 meters tall
    • Sits in the heart of Genveva
  • 11. International red Cross and Red Crescent Museum
    • Artifacts
    • Pictures
    • Films
    • Audio-visual displays
    • Computer terminals
    • Opened in 1988
  • 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. Language
    • German :74%
    • French :21%
    • Italian :4%
    • Rumantsch :1%
  • 14. Currency
    • Swiss Franc
    • 1 Swiss Franc =1.18821 U.S. dollars
  • 15. Ethnic Groups
    • 65% German
    • 18% French
    • 10% Italian
    • 1% Romansh
    • 6% other ethnic groups
  • 16. Alps
    • Cover 3/5 of Switzerland’s area
    • Mont Blanc is the tallest peak of the alps (4,807m)
  • 17. Bibliography
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