interesting facts about Switzerland

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interesting facts about Switzerland:

Nationality: Swiss
Languages:German
Religions:Roman Catholic , Protestent
Population: 8,121,830
Median Age:42.1 years
Population Growth rate:  0.71%
Birth Rate: 1.05%
Death Rate:0.813
Capital: Bern
Electricity Production: 65.52 billion kWh
Electricity Exports:31.8 billion kWh
Electricity Import:29.38 kWh
Telephone Landlines: 4.37 million
Telephone- Mobile Cellular: 11.5 million
Airports:63
Airports with Paved Runways: 40
Heliports:2
Railways: 5651 km
Road Ways:71,464 km
Water Ways:  1292 km
Passport Validity: must be valid for at least three months


Introduction:

The Swiss Confederation was founded in 1291 as a defensive alliance among three cantons .
In succeeding years , other localities joined the original three
Switzerland remains active in many UN and international organizations but retains a strong commitment to neutrality


Economy:

Switzerland is a peaceful,prosperous and modern market economy with low unemployment a highly skilled labor force and a per capita GDP  among the highest in the world

interesting facts about Switzerland

facts  Switzerland


  • Switzerland has four official languages , German, Italian , French, Romansh .


  • "Switzerland" is the world's most developed countries and often ranks highly in quality of life surveys the Swiss have the highest nominal per adult in the world and highest per capita GDP


  • Switzerland refines more than 70% of the world physical gold it's more than 2600 metric tons or 96 billion Swiss franc worth of the precious metal


  • Swiss trains is most on time Rail Network in the world with 87.7 % reliability


  • In Switzerland the thumb sign is indicate 1 when counting with fingers


  • In Switzerland the drivers have to stop for pedestrians   to cross the road


  • In Switzerland most grocery stores closed by 8 PM


  • Many of the world leading brands in Luxury watches like Longines , Pattek , Rolex ,Philippe, TAG Heuer are from Switzerland .


  • Switzerland is famous for producing the finest quality of chocolates in the world


  • The clock in St. Peter's church is the Zurich is EU's largest clock face


  • 70% of the  Switzerland's area covered with mountains


  • Zurich has 1224 fountains with crystals clear drinking water


  • A Swiss Jeweler Shawish made a $68 ring which is entirely out of diamond 
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