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Switzerland

- Switzerland is located in central Europe- Switzerland's neighboring countries are Italy, Germany, Austria, and the Principality of Liechtenstein. -The latitude and longitude of switzerland is 46 N 8 E. Switzerland compared to the United States of america is relative same with the average of Vermont and New Hampshire combined or 1.66 times bigger than vermont.

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Location

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Place

-The climate is cold and a little humid. - The climate is 65 to 85° F from July to August, but from January through February, it's 28 to 45. For spring and autumn 46 and 59° F -The topography is mostly the Alps mountains that cover about 57-58 percent of the country. This Jura or western cliff has key locations, names of states/territories

The Old Swiss Confederacy was established in 1291 when three cantons united to defend their independence after the death of Emperor Rudolf I of Habsburg, eventually expanding to include more cantons.Swiss territories became reintegrated into the Roman Empire in the 1st century BC and remained under Roman rule for several centuries, with the center of Roman administration at Aventicum.With the decline of the Roman Empire, Germanic tribes settled in the area, leading to the formation of the Duchy of Burgundy and the Duchy of Alemannia.The introduction of the Christian faith in the early 7th century by Irish monks and the establishment of the first Christian bishoprics in the 4th century contributed to the cultural and religious landscape of the region.The formation of the Swiss Confederation in 1848 established Switzerland as a federal republic, setting the stage for the country's growth and development into a modern, stable economy.Swiss neutrality during the World Wars and the success of the banking industry further solidified the country's status as an economic powerhouse.Switzerland's close relationships with the European Economic Community and the European Union, while not formally joining as a member, have played a significant role in shaping the country's recent history.

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History

The government is a direct democracy.The economy is a high-income, knowledge-based economy. The roots of the red flag with the white cross go back to the battle of Laupen in the canton of Bern in 1339. To distinguish themselves from the other parties on the battlefield, the Swiss soldiers had sewn a white cross onto their chain mail. Some key products in Switzerland are gold, vaccines, blood, antisera, packaged Medicaments, nitrogen heterocyclic compounds, and base metal watches. Germany is their main trading partner receiving around one-fifth of Switzerland's exports and some other trading partners are France, Italy, the United States, and the United Kingdom

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Government

Switzerland is home to a diverse population comprising primarily Swiss nationals. However, due to its cosmopolitan cities and international organizations, it also hosts people from various ethnic backgrounds, including Germans, Italians, French, and others.Cultural traits in Switzerland include a strong emphasis on punctuality, precision, and a love for outdoor activities such as skiing and hiking. The Swiss are known for their fondness for cheese, chocolate, and watches. Life expectancy in Switzerland is among the highest in the world, with an average of around 83 years for both men and women. This is attributed to the country's excellent healthcare system, high standard of living, and active lifestyle.

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People

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The main religion in Switzerland is Christianity, with a majority of the population being Roman Catholic or Protestant. However, Switzerland is also home to a diverse range of other religions, including Islam, Judaism, and various forms of Eastern Orthodoxy and Hinduism. Switzerland generally enjoys religious tolerance, with freedom of religion in its constitution. While there have been occasional tensions between different religious groups, overall, Switzerland is known for its peaceful coexistence and respect for religious diversity.

Religion

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Switzerland boasts a highly educated population with a strong emphasis on quality education.The literacy rate is nearly 100%, reflecting widespread proficiency in reading and writing. On average, Swiss citizens receive around 16 years of formal education, including primary, secondary, and tertiary education.

Education

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Skiing is Switzerland's national sport. Switzerland has 27 gold medals in Skiing.The most important and famous venue in Switzerland is called the Vaillant Arena Eisstadion Davos. Schwingen is a cross between wrestling and Golf, a traditional sport to the Swiss. It is a very revered sport many retired Olympic athletes compete in Schwingen in their home country of Switzerland.

Sports

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-Switzerland makes a lot of grain, rapeseed, maize, and sugarbeet. -A traditional Swiss cuisine is called Rosti a shallow fried bunch of potatoes.

Food

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The Swiss alps make up 60% of the entirety of land in Switzerland.

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