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made for English class,some general information and intersting facts about Switzerland

made for English class,some general information and intersting facts about Switzerland

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  • 1. Made by : Iordan Natalia 103A, 1LM2 group
  • 2. Motto: Unus pro omnibus,omnes pro uno (traditional)(Latin: One for all, all for one) Coat of arms
  • 3. Swiss Confederation Capital- Bern  Population – 7, 866,500 Largest city- Zurich  26 cantons Official language(s)  Area - 41,285 km2German (63.7 %),  Water (%) - 4.2French (20.4 %),  Currency – Swiss francItalian (6.5 %),  A new president forRomansh(0.5 %) Switzerland is elected every Government - Federal republic, year! with directorial system and direct democracy
  • 4. Independence Foundation date  Restored1 August 1291 7 August 1815 de facto  Federal state22 September 1499 12 September 1848 Recognised24 October 1648
  • 5. Culture Swiss culture is characterised by diversity, which is reflected in a wide range of traditional customsAlphorn concertin Vals
  • 6. Among the most important culturalperforLucerne mances held annually arethe Festival, the Montreux Jazz Festival andthe Locarno International Film Festival
  • 7. Three people tootle in swissalps
  • 8. Contrasted landscapes between theMatterhorn area in the high Alps, theSanetsch region and the plateau at LakeLucerne
  • 9. Religion Switzerland has no official state religion, though most of the cantons (except Geneva and Neuchâtel) recognize official churches, which are either the Catholic Church or the Swiss Reformed Church
  • 10. Swiss cuisine The cuisine of Switzerland is multi-faceted. While some dishes such as fondue, raclette or rösti are omnipresent through the country.
  • 11. Switzerlands chocolates have earnedan international reputation for highquality.
  • 12. The average Swiss eats twenty threepounds of chocolate per year comparedto the 11.7 pounds consumed by eachAmerican annually
  • 13. Swiss cheese there are more than 400varieties of Swiss cheese
  • 14. Albert Einstein was working asa clerk in a Swiss Patent Officewhen he proved his Theory ofRelativity.
  • 15. Jean-Jacques Rousseau was aGenevan philosopher, writer, andcomposer of 18th-century Romanticismof French expression.
  • 16. There is also a statue of CharlieChaplin! Charlie died there in 1977
  • 17. Education in Switzerland There are both public and private schools, including many private international schools. Traditionally, the first foreign language in school was always one of the other national languages At the end of primary school (or at the beginning of secondary school), pupils are separated according to their capacities in several (often three) sections.
  • 18. The campus of the ETH Zurich. Theinstitution is usually ranked the topuniversity in continental Europe
  • 19. Zurich Old Town
  • 20. Sports Skiing, snowboarding and mountaineering are among the most popular sports in Switzerland, the nature of the country being particularly suited for such activities.
  • 21. About 70% live inappartements.Between two thirds andthree quarters of the population live inurban areas
  • 22. 60% of Switzerland’s electricity isproduced by hydroelectric power.
  • 23. The Matterhorn Its summit is 4,478metres (14,690 ft) high, making it one ofthe highest peaks in the Alps
  • 24. Wonderful … Switzerland
  • 25. Intersting things…
  • 26.  Switzerland has more than 1,500 lakes. You are never more than 10 miles from a lake! There are more banks then dentists. Women are expected to live 6 yrs longer than men. In 1471, a chicken in Basel was found guilty of laying a brightly colored egg and it was burned at the stake! Only one-quarter own their own homes. Most homes have bunkers, a result of the Cold War concerns of nuclear war. Every citizen is required by law to own a bomb shelter or access to one. Switzerland has the highest consumption of soft drinks in the world! The last legal execution of a witch was in 1782.
  • 27. THE END!That is allaboutConfoederatioHelvetica !