What is Switzerland?
Switzerland, federal republic in west central Europe. Switzerland is a small, landlocked country set amid mountainous terrain in the heart of the European continent. It is bordered on the west by France, on the north by Germany, on the east by Austria, and on the south by Italy. The tiny principality of Liechtenstein lies between Switzerland and Austria. Switzerland is in Europe next to France, Italy and Lichtenstein. It has the beautiful Alps and the languages are German, French, Italian and Reto Romanish. Lake Geneva is a beautiful place to have a family picnick watching ducks eat bread. I live in de Schweiz and I am from there. Traveling to Switzerland may cost more than visiting other countries like Germany or France, expensive but worth it. I would not recommend going there right now,:( it is un-safe because of the terrorists, it is unclear if the situation will get better but when it does I would love to go back:)
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Milk, cows, neutralism, watches, chocolate, banks, mountains and Education (According to the Swiss Universities Handbook, Switzerland is ranked 1st in Europe http://www.univer…sitieshandbook.com )
Switzerland is famous for: . - its militant neutrality in modern geopolitics . - cheese, chocolate and clocks - Being over 700 years old - Having 4 national languages (Fre…nch, Italian, Swiss German andRomansh) - Being the only democracy in the world; practising directdemocracy means that the people have the last word on anything, canvote on laws, government spending and launch popular initiativesthat are binding for government - founding the Red Cross - Being world leader in several sectors, including watches andother luxury items, pharmaceuticals, food processing (NestlÃ© etc.)and chocolate, biotechnology, energy production - especiallyhydro-electric, civil engineering (tunnels!), insurance andbanking, perfumes (Givanchy), textiles, precision machines,computer peripherals (Logitech) and more - Being the most quoted country in scientific references - Hosting the CERN, which includes the large hadron collider. - Hosting the European headquarters of the UN as well as theheadquarters of the WTO, WHO and many other international agencies. Also, Switzerland is the leading and most advanced producer ofspyware and micro technology worldwide.
Switzerland is 'la Suisse' in French.
You mean "known for", no? Well, Switzerland is known for chocolate and watch production, its mountains (the alps), direct democracy, neutrality. It's a financial global-player…, has one of the highest percentages of bio-tech companies, it has the headquarters of UEFA and FIFA (Europe's and world's soccer organisations), it's famous for education (having a world's top 3 ranking for Nobel Prizes per capita). It's also a global-player in nutrition (NestlÃ©) and has the headquarters of the INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS. Besides the USA, Switzerland has the second "headquarters" of the UN in Geneva. The country is famous for international meetings. Although Switzerland is not a member of the EU (European union - overall an economic agreement), the country is considered as model for such a union (including Europe's countries) - as Switzerland has four official languages and is known as "exemplar acknowledgement between different cultures".
France, Germany, Austria, Italy and Lichtenstein
The Italian name is Svizzera.
Germany and France.
France, Italy, Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein
chocolate watches skiig snowboarding and mountain climbing
In 1291 three states of nowadays Switzerland agreed to defend their territory together... today there are 20 full and 6 semi-states (states are called cantons in Switzerland).… One of the founder states is named Schwyz, giving the name to the country later on. The same can be said for its flag... the state has a white cross on red ground as the country. By the way the inverted colors gave the flag of the international red cross...
This question is ambiguous. Switzerland is a country in Europe. it is not part of Germany. There is an area of Germany called FrÃ¤nkische Schweiz (English: Franconian… Switzerland). Perhaps you are referring to this. . If the question you actually wanted to ask was " What is Switzerland in German ", the answer is: Switzerland is Schweiz in German.
We make em you take em
Beautiful and dominated by mountains, some of the best scenery in Europe. Also a very affluent and stable country.
Switzerland is not a state, it is a country. It dos not have a national animal.
Switzerland is bordered by five different countries. On the northern side of the country is Germany, Liechtenstein, and Austria. To the west, southwest, and a bit south is the… country of France. Finishing out the countries bordering Switzerland is Italy. Because of the these countries influence on Switzerland, four languages are spoken in Switzerland: German, French, Italian, and Romanche.
The Swiss Confederation was founded in 1291 . At that time it was an agreement for mutual self-defence between 4 small mountain cantons (states) within the German Empire who …wanted to defend themselves from takeover by more powerful states and feudal rulers within the empire. Over the next few centuries Switzerland grew as new territories joined. It gradually became effectively a group of independent countries, but legally they were all parts of the German Empire. In 1648 , at a peace treaty after the 30 years war, the German Empire finally recognised that the members of the Swiss Confederation were not part of the empire. This continued until Napoleon invaded. He annexed parts of Switzerland and turned the rest into a client state. The previous state (many independent cantons) was re-instated in 1815. It was only in 1848 that the members of the Swiss confederation agreed to form a federal state and have a permanent federal government. This is when Switzerland became one country.
The official name of Switzerland, in the 4 official languages is: German: Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft French: ConfÃ©dÃ©ration suisse Italian: Confederazione Svi…zzer Romansh: Confederaziun svizra All these translate as "Swiss Confederation". If there is no room for all 4 versions, for example on coins or stamps, the Latin version is used for neutrality: Confoederatio Helvetica This is also the origin of the official abbreviation: "CH", used on the internet and on road vehicle international registration plates.