Switzerland

Key Country Facts

Population: 8.1 million
Historical & Interesting Facts:

Switzerland and Sweden are the only two European countries that have not been at war since 1815!

Top Activities and Places to Visit:

Castle of Chillon, Lavaux Vineyards, Castles of Bellinzona; Abbey of St. Gallen, Abbey Library; the Sphinx observatory, the Grande Dixence, the Landwasser Viaduct railway

Other Information:

Top Exports: machinery, chemicals, metals, watches, and agricultural products.

The capital of Switzerland is Bern. There are approximately 8,179,294 people living here (2016). The official languages of Switzerland are German, French, and Italian.  The majority of Swiss practice Roman Catholicism. The time zone is 6 hours ahead of EST.

When visiting Switzerland, adventurers would enjoy seeing each of the 7 wonders of Switzerland! The Seven wonders include the rich architecture of the Castle of Chillon; the lush landscapes of the Lavaux Vineyards, the three castle fortress of the Castles of Bellinzona; the the Abbey of St. Gallen, home of the Abbey Library; the Sphinx observatory, a great place to view the Aps; the Grande Dixence, the tallest gravity dam in the world; and lastly the Landwasser Viaduct railway.

A fun fact is that Switzerland and Sweden are the only two European countries that have not been at war since 1815!

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