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Switzerland is a mountainous Central European country, home to numerous lakes, villages and the high peaks of the Alps. Its cities contain medieval quarters, with landmarks like capital Bern’s Zytglogge clock tower and Lucerne’s wooden chapel bridge. The country is also known for its ski resorts and hiking trails. Banking and finance are key industries, and Swiss watches and chocolate are world renowned. Switzerland is a landlocked and mountainous country, the beauty of which bewitch your senses. Officially the Swiss Confederation, it is bordered by Germany to the north, Italy to the south, France to the west, and Austrian and Liechtenstein to the east. Covering an area of 41,285 Sq Km, Switzerland is a federal directorial republic with 26 cantons, with the medieval city of Bern being the seat of the federal authorities.

About two-third of Switzerland is covered with forests, lakes, and mountains. Zurich is the largest town in the country, and also the global center for banking and finance.

It attracts tourists with its bounty of museums, art galleries, boating and hiking opportunities. Lucerne is one of the prettiest cities that boasts 14th-century Chapel Bridge and Water Tower whereas Geneva is known for its fine-trimmed parks. Adventure seekers often visit the towns of Zermatt and Lausanne in the country for they are famous for challenging hikes and steep ski slopes. At 10,000 feet, Mount Titlis is the loftiest mountain in the country, the peaks of which can be closely seen through a cable-car ride.

In Switzerland, there is no official state religion. Most of the cantons recognize official churches that are either Catholic or Swiss Reformed. But, there are some with Old Catholic Church and Jewish congregations. Three of Europe’s major languages are official in Switzerland namely German, French, and Italian. It also recognizes Romanch - a Romance language as official.

Switzerland takes pride in its culture that has contributed to literature, music, art, architecture and sciences. Some of the notable festivals celebrated in the country are Paléo Festival, Lucerne Festival, the Locarno International Film Festival, the Montreux Jazz Festival and the Art Basel.

The cuisine in Switzerland includes heavy use of dairy products and a variety of cheeses. Dishes like fondue, raclette and rösti are found almost everywhere. The country is known for its chocolates that are made here since the 18th-century. Muesli is a widely accepted cereal here whereas wine is the most popular alcoholic drink.

Facts about Switzerland
  • Flattest Country in the world.
  • 1. The Bernese Oberland is one of the most spectacularly beautiful regions of Switzerland. It is well worth a visit, especially during the summer months. The combination of snow-capped mountain peaks, fresh air, summer heat, jagged rocks and lush rolling green hills will quickly fascinate you.
  • Switzerland's alpine canton of Graubunden, which is only an hour away from Zurich and offers a lot of excitement for every taste. Succulent green fields, spicy mountain air, dreamy mountain lakes and tanning summer sun: plenty of reasons to spend your summer holidays in Graubunden.
  • The Appenzellerland is known for its gently rolling green hills, flowery meadows and rugged mountains. The Alpstein massif in the eastern region of the Appenzellerland is one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in Switzerland.
  • The Ticino is Switzerland's only Italian-speaking canton. The areas around its two lakes, Lago di Lugano and Lago Maggiore, enjoy a distinct Mediterranean climate where palms and citrus trees grow; figs, olives and vineyards are cultivated, and other tropical vegetation flourishes.
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