Some interesting facts about Switzerland!

Learn and discover information about Switzerland so you can visit this beautiful country.

Lac de montagne en Valais (photo : Gabriela Keusch)

Switzerland is small:
With an area of just over 40,000 km2, Switzerland is a relatively small country. Sweden is 10 times bigger, Australia 188 times and Canada 243 times. This often leads to Switzerland being underestimated when it comes to how much time you should allow for your visit.

Switzerland has four official languages:
German, French, Italian and Romansh. In addition to English, it is compulsory to learn at least one other national language at school.

Switzerland The five countries that border Switzerland are Italy to the south, to the west, Germany to the north and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. This explains why the French part of Switzerland lies to the west, while the southern part, in Ticino, is Italian-speaking.

Switzerland loves cheese and chocolate:
There are over 450 different kinds of cheese in Switzerland.
Just as the Swiss love their cheese, they also love their chocolate. So much so, in fact, that they consume over 10 kg per person per year. So it’s hardly surprising that a visit to a chocolate factory in Switzerland is a very popular pastime.

More than half of Switzerland is mountainous:
Mountain regions, with their wealth of beauty and nature, are extremely important for Swiss tourism. They are home to endangered animal species and rare mountain plant species.

Switzerland is home to Europe’s longest glacier:
At 23 km, the Aletsch glacier in the canton of Valais is the longest glacier in Europe. This UNESCO World Heritage Site in Switzerland faces major challenges.

There are still plenty of facts about Switzerland, an incredibly beautiful country with breathtaking nature and mountains, food that everyone loves and inexplicably kind people. 🇨🇭

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