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Switzerland overview
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Capital City : BERN
Demonym : SWISS
SWITZERLAND
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1. Ostschweiz 4
2. Zurich 4
3. Nordwestschweiz 3
4. Bern 3
5. Westschweiz 4
6. Wallis 2
7. Ticino 2
8. Graubunden 3
9. Zentralschweiz
Cantons
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National Flower
Edelweiss
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Zurich –Biggest city
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Switzerland is a land-locked
country in central Europe.
It is bordered by France,
Germany, Austria, and Italy.
Total Area : 41,285 km
Geography
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Climate
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Demograhics
Population : 8,211,700
(estimated on sep 2014)
Four official languages:
German, French, Italian
and Romansh.
Nationality : Swiss
Ethnic groups
65% German
18% French
10% Italian
1% Romansh
6% other ethnic groups
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Through land route – 6245 Kms.
Air route – 5272 kms
From Mumbai – Jet Airways
Emirates , Air India ,
Swiss Flights
To Reach Swiss..
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1. Glencore International - Commodities
2. Nestle – Food & Beverages
3. Novartis – Pharmacieuticals
4. ABB Group – Power & Automation Engineering
5. Holcim – Concrete (cement)
Top 5 Companies
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Direct Democracy
The Country give
Importance to the
People decision .
Politics
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Religion
Church of Glarus
The most practiced religion in Switzerland is
Roman Catholicism, which owns the 43.8% of the
population.
The 30.3% are Protestants and because immigration
there is a Muslim minority of 2.3%.
The figure Orthodox Christianity with 1.8% and
7.1% say they have no religion.
✚ Swiss people usually leave their shoes outside the door. They are
confident people and nobody is going to steal their shoes.
✚ They love outdoor activities, because of that they love nature and
spend time in the field.
✚ Swiss are very clean and neat people, and they keep their country as
perfect as their houses.
✚ Bike is the most popular transportation. Public transport and car is
also used, but less than bike
Customs
• A tax heaven nation(each canton has its own taxes)
• Swiss citizenship: birth, marriage
• Health insurance is compulsory in the country
• Effective anti corruption measures
• Intellectual property rights are respected, and enforcement is
consistent with world standard
• Country is open to foreign investment and the investment
code is transparent and efficiently administered
• The overall tax burden equals 29.8% of the total domestic
income
Legal
• 31% of the Swiss territory comprises of woodland
• Massive biodiversity
• Natural resources: timber , salt etc.
• Country stands among the top 5 countries in terms of
environmental performance index
• Electricity generated in Switzerland is 56% from
hydroelectricity and 39% from nuclear power
• Swiss are one of the top recyclers in the world, with 66%
to 96% of recyclable materials being recycled.
Environment
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International Federation Football Association is
situated in the largest city of Switzerland ZURICH
Sports
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Tennis
One of the well known
player from Swiss to win Grand
slam Singles
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Currency
Swiss Franc
1 Swiss Franc =1.18821 U.S. dollars
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Swiss Bank
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• Switzerland is one of the richest countries in the world by
per capita income of $58,731 estimate of 2015 .
• Form of government: Direct democracy.
• Federal Chancellor : Corina Casanova.
• President Simonetta Sommaruga
7 head ministers oversee certain parts of the government
Switzerland has no full time president
FACTS
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80% of trade is with members of the European union
Economy is focused around tourism, banking, and
railway freight transport
Major trading in European electricity market
Economy
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Also known as the Swiss war
Started by the Swiss rejection of the
diet of worms of 1495
The peace of Basel ended the war and
gave Switzerland complete
independence from the holy roman
empire
Swabian war
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Known for unusually combination of meat, cheese,
and potatoes
Influences from: French to the west
Germany to the north
Italy to the south
Cuisine
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Switzerland is a country where you can try many kind
of foods. They have four different local food like meat
(calf), macaroni and cheese, eggs with bacon and a
pear puree and a salad gratin. For dessert the best
thing is an apricot cake.
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On the 3rd Monday of April, the
Swiss chase away winter by
burning a symbolic snowman.
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Railway system and fascinating paths
Skiing is a favorite past time in switzerland
Also very popular for tourism
Knifes...
A Swiss Army knife is a type of multi-
function pocket knife or multi-tool.
Famous for..
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Top 5 Brands
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Switzerland has managed to become world
famous for watchmaking. Since the 17th
century, the Swiss watches are export items.
Swiss products have a high reputation for
quality.
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The is Swiss
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Makes up about 12 per cent of Switzerland’s surface
area. Located on average 700 meters (2,300 feet)
above sea level.
JURA
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It covers about 30 percent of the country`s surface
area, but is home to two thirds of the population.
PLATEAU
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In the Alps, which cover a large part of the country,
live just 10% of the total population.
Cover 3/5 of Switzerland’s area
Mont Blanc is the tallest peak of the alps (4,807m)
ALPS
- Since 16th Century.
- Used to communicate over distances and to put
enemies to into escape. Reaches 1.5 – 3 meter.
- Farmers used instruments for their work with
animals.
Alphorn
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Attractive places
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Flower Clock in Geneva
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Parliament Square in
BERN
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Located on Lake Geneva
Built in 11th century
Inhabited by the Counts of Savoy
Consists of 100 buildings, 3
courtyards, 4 great halls
Chillon castle
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4,478 meters tall
1865 Edward Whymper led
expedition up the Matterhorn
Only 3 out of 7 people in this
expedition survived the trek
Matterhorn
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Located at the bottom of the
Matterhorn
Popular tourist attraction
Ski resort
Located on glacier
Skiing year round
Zermatt
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One of tallest fountains in world
140 meters tall
Sits in the heart of Genveva
Geneva Jet D’eau
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Artifacts
Pictures
Films
Audio-visual displays
Computer terminals
Opened in 1988
Red Crescent Museum
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• The LHC tunnel.
CERN is the world's
largest laboratory and
also the birthplace of
the World Wide Web
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It is Third largest in the
world
Lötschberg Base Tunnel,
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Chocolate factory
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Major workforce prefer Switzerland for its geographic
location ,industry .
Global ranking for Switzerland – 6th
Global competitveness
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Switzerland overview

  • 2.  Capital City : BERN Demonym : SWISS SWITZERLAND
  • 3.  1. Ostschweiz 4 2. Zurich 4 3. Nordwestschweiz 3 4. Bern 3 5. Westschweiz 4 6. Wallis 2 7. Ticino 2 8. Graubunden 3 9. Zentralschweiz Cantons
  • 6.  Switzerland is a land-locked country in central Europe. It is bordered by France, Germany, Austria, and Italy. Total Area : 41,285 km Geography
  • 8.  Demograhics Population : 8,211,700 (estimated on sep 2014) Four official languages: German, French, Italian and Romansh. Nationality : Swiss Ethnic groups 65% German 18% French 10% Italian 1% Romansh 6% other ethnic groups
  • 9.  Through land route – 6245 Kms. Air route – 5272 kms From Mumbai – Jet Airways Emirates , Air India , Swiss Flights To Reach Swiss..
  • 10.  1. Glencore International - Commodities 2. Nestle – Food & Beverages 3. Novartis – Pharmacieuticals 4. ABB Group – Power & Automation Engineering 5. Holcim – Concrete (cement) Top 5 Companies
  • 11.  Direct Democracy The Country give Importance to the People decision . Politics
  • 12.  Religion Church of Glarus The most practiced religion in Switzerland is Roman Catholicism, which owns the 43.8% of the population. The 30.3% are Protestants and because immigration there is a Muslim minority of 2.3%. The figure Orthodox Christianity with 1.8% and 7.1% say they have no religion.
  • 13. ✚ Swiss people usually leave their shoes outside the door. They are confident people and nobody is going to steal their shoes. ✚ They love outdoor activities, because of that they love nature and spend time in the field. ✚ Swiss are very clean and neat people, and they keep their country as perfect as their houses. ✚ Bike is the most popular transportation. Public transport and car is also used, but less than bike Customs
  • 14. • A tax heaven nation(each canton has its own taxes) • Swiss citizenship: birth, marriage • Health insurance is compulsory in the country • Effective anti corruption measures • Intellectual property rights are respected, and enforcement is consistent with world standard • Country is open to foreign investment and the investment code is transparent and efficiently administered • The overall tax burden equals 29.8% of the total domestic income Legal
  • 15. • 31% of the Swiss territory comprises of woodland • Massive biodiversity • Natural resources: timber , salt etc. • Country stands among the top 5 countries in terms of environmental performance index • Electricity generated in Switzerland is 56% from hydroelectricity and 39% from nuclear power • Swiss are one of the top recyclers in the world, with 66% to 96% of recyclable materials being recycled. Environment
  • 16.  International Federation Football Association is situated in the largest city of Switzerland ZURICH Sports
  • 17.  Tennis One of the well known player from Swiss to win Grand slam Singles
  • 18.  Currency Swiss Franc 1 Swiss Franc =1.18821 U.S. dollars
  • 20.  • Switzerland is one of the richest countries in the world by per capita income of $58,731 estimate of 2015 . • Form of government: Direct democracy. • Federal Chancellor : Corina Casanova. • President Simonetta Sommaruga 7 head ministers oversee certain parts of the government Switzerland has no full time president FACTS
  • 21.  80% of trade is with members of the European union Economy is focused around tourism, banking, and railway freight transport Major trading in European electricity market Economy
  • 22.  Also known as the Swiss war Started by the Swiss rejection of the diet of worms of 1495 The peace of Basel ended the war and gave Switzerland complete independence from the holy roman empire Swabian war
  • 23.  Known for unusually combination of meat, cheese, and potatoes Influences from: French to the west Germany to the north Italy to the south Cuisine
  • 24.  Switzerland is a country where you can try many kind of foods. They have four different local food like meat (calf), macaroni and cheese, eggs with bacon and a pear puree and a salad gratin. For dessert the best thing is an apricot cake.
  • 25.  On the 3rd Monday of April, the Swiss chase away winter by burning a symbolic snowman.
  • 26.  Railway system and fascinating paths Skiing is a favorite past time in switzerland Also very popular for tourism Knifes... A Swiss Army knife is a type of multi- function pocket knife or multi-tool. Famous for..
  • 28.  Switzerland has managed to become world famous for watchmaking. Since the 17th century, the Swiss watches are export items. Swiss products have a high reputation for quality.
  • 30.  Makes up about 12 per cent of Switzerland’s surface area. Located on average 700 meters (2,300 feet) above sea level. JURA
  • 31.  It covers about 30 percent of the country`s surface area, but is home to two thirds of the population. PLATEAU
  • 32.  In the Alps, which cover a large part of the country, live just 10% of the total population. Cover 3/5 of Switzerland’s area Mont Blanc is the tallest peak of the alps (4,807m) ALPS
  • 33. - Since 16th Century. - Used to communicate over distances and to put enemies to into escape. Reaches 1.5 – 3 meter. - Farmers used instruments for their work with animals. Alphorn
  • 37.  Located on Lake Geneva Built in 11th century Inhabited by the Counts of Savoy Consists of 100 buildings, 3 courtyards, 4 great halls Chillon castle
  • 38.  4,478 meters tall 1865 Edward Whymper led expedition up the Matterhorn Only 3 out of 7 people in this expedition survived the trek Matterhorn
  • 39.  Located at the bottom of the Matterhorn Popular tourist attraction Ski resort Located on glacier Skiing year round Zermatt
  • 40.  One of tallest fountains in world 140 meters tall Sits in the heart of Genveva Geneva Jet D’eau
  • 42.  • The LHC tunnel. CERN is the world's largest laboratory and also the birthplace of the World Wide Web
  • 43.  It is Third largest in the world Lötschberg Base Tunnel,
  • 45.  Major workforce prefer Switzerland for its geographic location ,industry . Global ranking for Switzerland – 6th Global competitveness
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