Interesting facts about Switzerland

November 2, 2009 | In: Countries facts

Founded in 1291 as a union of three cantons chafing against Habsburg rule, Switzerland has been independent since 1815.

There are 4 official languages in Switzerland : Swiss German (64%, many dialects), French (20.4%), Italian (6.5%), and Romansh (< 1%),

There are 26 cantons in Switzerland. Each one of them acts as a separate state and has its own constitution, legislature, government and courts.

The average Swiss eats 23 lbs of chocolate per year compared to the 11.7 lbs consumed by each American annually.

Switzerland has more than 1,500 lakes, and it is said that you are never more than 10 miles from a lake anywhere in the country.

Switzerland has the 2nd highest life expectancy (first is Sweden).

60% of Switzerland’s electricity is produced by hydroelectric power.

Switzerland has 48 peaks above 13000 feet.

The highest Waterfall in Europe is the Mürrenbachfall with a 2450 foot drop.

Zurich and Geneva are amongst the most populated cities of Switzerland. Geneva is particularly known for its beautiful museums and rich culture.

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April 1st, 2010 at 12:04 pm

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