Switzerland (Swiss Confederation) is a landlocked country with an area of 15,940 sq mi. It is geographically divided between the Jura, the Central Plateau and the Alps. In 2010, it was ranked as the world’s most competitive country.

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Lakes and Rivers

What is the longest river entirely in Switzerland?


Food & Cooking
Cooking Equipment

What Traditional cooking methods and utensils are used in Switzerland?

There have been many utensils used....these statistics could not match the following results, to interpret the given data that use this required attoinment, the following characteristics....

Languages and Cultures

What languages are spoken in Switzerland?


Countries, States, and Cities

What is the capital of Switzerland?


Languages and Cultures

What languages are spoken in Basel Switzerland?

Swiss German is the standard language, but the locals speak a dialect known as Basel-Deutsch which is very hard to understand.

As Basel borders on France, and is not too far from the French-speaking part of Switzerland, you get a lot of French-speaking visitors. There are also a lot of commuters from France. But the official language is German.

Note it is usual to use the German spelling "Basel" in English as well. "Basle" is not used much.


What does Giovanni Malerva do at UBS AG Zurich?

Bank Officer, code 41657CH.


What makes Swiss chocolates so good?

I just did an extended tour of the Swiss chocolate factory, Callier, in Broc (near Gruyere) and I was amazed at the ingredients,

Selection of the base cocoa beans based on global locations are critical to the creation of great chocolate.

Also, using key ingredients found in the area help make the chocolate different from all others.


Can euro be used in Switzerland?

EU and Switzerland are two separate unions; therefore the Euro is not the official currency. You can use it in a wide variety of places in Switzerland, however it is no guarantee that it will be accepted at every destination attended. You can easily exchange Euro for Swiss Francs and vice versa.

Passport Requirements
Visas - Document

Do you need a visa to visit Zurich?

This depends on what your nationality is. Best thing is to check with the Swiss Embassy in whatever country you live in.

Road Distance

What is the distance across Switzerland in miles?

10'201'746 acres or 15'940 square miles); Boundary: 1858 km (1150 miles) ..... Distances are measured in kilometers, driving times in hours and minutes

Road Distance

Driving distance from Frankfurt to Interlaken Switzerland?

The driving distance is about 478 km - roughly 4.5 hours of driving time.

World Currencies

What is the currency of Switzerland?

The Swiss Franc, or Frank (abbreviation: CHF), which is divided up into 100 units called Rappen in German, Centimes in French, Centesimi in Italian and Rap in Romansh.

All the countries surrounding them use Euros, except Liechtenstein which also uses Swiss Franks.

Countries, States, and Cities

What is the population of Basel Switzerland?

The city of Basel in Switzerland is the country's third most populous city. The population is 169 019 as of January 2011.

Travel & Places

Is Geneva an expensive city to visit for a tourist?


Borders and Boundaries

Which countries border Switzerland?

It is surrounded by 5 countries: Austria and Liechtenstein to the east, France to the west, Italy to the south and Germany to the north.

Germany in WW2

Did Germany take over Switzerland?

No, but they had war plans (Operation Tannenbaum) to do so if the need ever arose.

National Anthems

Who is the author of Switzerland's national anthem?

The Swiss Psalm is the national anthem of Switzerland. It was composed in 1841, by Alberich Zwyssig.

Continents and Regions

What continent does new Switzerland belong?

Switzerland belongs to Europe


What is the terrain of Switzerland?

Switzerland is of a, largely, hilly, rough, mountainous and glacial terrain - partly forested and partly cleared - as well as several large lakes in the more central plateau with much farmland and goatherds. The greater hillier regions are characterized by rivers and lush, green growth.

More specifically, its larger mountains lie in the Alps in south, and Jura in northwest, with a central plateau of rolling hills, plains, and large lakes.

Because of Switzerland's quite mountainous terrain, it is well-known for its open air yodelling and echoing effects. Due to its high altitudes and typically cold nature, it is also known for its prolific snow seasons.


What Schweizer Franken mean?

It is the official currency in Switzerland.

Bern (Berne)

What are popular jobs in Switzerland?

mostly making watches and chocolate

Climatology and Climate Changes

Which country is warmer year round Sudan or Switzerland?

At almost any time during the year, Sudan (Africa) is warmer than Switzerland (in central Europe). This applies to individual locations and to the countries on average.

The reasons:

1) Sudan is much closer to the equator than Switzerland is; at higher latitudes (from the equator) the Sun is slightly weaker (summer and winter) so areas generally further from the equator are cooler.

2) Both have large "climate moderating" geographical features in close proximity. Sudan is close to the largest "hot desert" in the world. Switzerland includes some of the highest mountains in the world, the Alps.

Generally speaking. most African countries are warmer year round than European countries. This is due to the fact that the equator is tilted at about 23 degrees to the plane of the ecliptic. This means that equatorial regions (between the Tropic of Cancer and the equator or between the Tropic of Capricorn and the equator) receive far more solar radiation than areas closer to the poles. There are more daylight hours over tropical and sub-tropical regions per year than in areas outside of these latitudes.

Sudan being closer to the equator, it is warmer in both summer and winter months. It averages 41 deg C in the summer months, and 15 deg C in the winter months. Sudan can get extremely hot for a few weeks in the summer and can get up to peak temperature of 48 deg C. Inside a closed vehicle in the sun at midday it can get up to 65 degrees C. The large desert areas in Sudan (part of the Sahara Desert) funnel heat out of the desert directly into Sudan, although the reverse occurs in winter when cooler winds from the Sahara cool Sudan.

In contrast, Switzerland is generally -10 to -5 deg C in winter (January) and 15 to 30 deg C in the June (summer), based on Zurich temperatures. If one goes to the mountains in winter, wind gusts can make it feel even colder (wind-chill factor). The snow capped mountains have a chilling effect as well on the area directly surrounding them. Cold air is dense and descends from the mountains into the valleys and lowlands surrounding it (there is a slight increase in air temperature as it descends, but the net effect is still colder).

Sudan also has a lower and flatter elevation on average than Switzerland.

Computer History

Was the computer invented in Switzerland?

No. Mechanical computing devices with any similarity with today's computers and the concepts behind them originated from the UK. The first electrical computing device originated in Germany. Then the British created the Colossus to break German codes during WWII, and after that, the ENIAC was created in the US. The ENIAC was faster and more flexible than the Colossus.


Where are Breitling watches made?


Additional info:

Breitling started out making watches for aviators, so there are many functions on these watches that are more advanced than you would normally find on the average watch. Thus, it is always expensive for us!:)


What is the main race in Switzerland?

Switzerland is made up of 4 native races, German, French, Italian and Romany:

German 63.7% - Germaniac Peoples are the largest ethnicity in the Switzerland

French 20.4% - The French peoples are the secound largest

Italian 6.5% - The Italians the Third

Romansh 0.5% - The Romany Peoples are very small native minority


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