Switzerland

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.

Asked in Food & Cooking, Cooking Equipment , Switzerland

What Traditional cooking methods and utensils are used in Switzerland?

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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....
Asked in Languages and Cultures, Switzerland

What languages are spoken in Switzerland?

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switzerland or sweden? German, French, Italian and Romansh. Switzerlands four officail langugles are french,germany,Romanstch,italian. The second language of Switzerland is French, which is spoken by about 20% of he population. There are 4 official languages in Switzerland. In order of the percentage of the population which speak them they are: German (63.7%), French (20.4%), Italian (6.5%) and Romansh (0.5%). Different languages are spoken in different parts of the country. i need to know what Switzerland speak? Ther are 4 used German, French, Italian and Rumantsch with German being most common and Rumantsch the lesser German is the most common language in Switzerland, although you can also find french and Italian Answer 2 There are 4 official languages in Switzerland. In order of the percentage of the population which speak them they are: German (63.7%), French (20.4%), Italian (6.5%) and Romansh (0.5%). Different languages are spoken in different parts of the country. Switzerland has four official languages: German (63.7% total population share, with foreign residents; 72.5% of residents with Swiss citizenship, in 2000) in the north, east and center of the country; French (20.4%; 21.0%) to the west; Italian (6.5%; 4.3%) in the south.[114] Romansh, a Romance language spoken locally by a small minority (0.5%; 0.6%) in the southeastern canton of Graubünden, is designated by the Federal Constitution as a national language along with German, French and Italian (Article 4 of the Constitution), and as official language if the authorities communicate with persons of Romansh language (Article 70), but federal laws and other official acts do not need to be decreed in this language. The federal government is obliged to communicate in the official languages, and in the federal parliament simultaneous translation is provided from and into German, French and Italian.[115] French, German, Romanche, Italian French in west German in north and east Italian in south Romanche is not a big language, found all over the country
Asked in Languages and Cultures, Switzerland

What languages are spoken in Basel Switzerland?

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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.
Asked in Countries, States, and Cities, Switzerland

What is the capital of Switzerland?

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Bern (or Berne) is the seat of the federal government, which makes it the de facto capital of Switzerland. It is the fifth most populated city in Switzerland with 82% German speaking. The Canton of Bern is the second largest and the capital of the 26 Swiss Cantons.
Asked in Switzerland, Chocolate

What makes Swiss chocolates so good?

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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.
Asked in Shopping, Switzerland

Can euro be used in Switzerland?

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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.
Asked in Immigration, Switzerland, Passport Requirements, Visas - Document, Zurich

Do you need a visa to visit Zurich?

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

What is the distance across Switzerland in miles?

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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
Asked in Switzerland, Road Distance

Driving distance from Frankfurt to Interlaken Switzerland?

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The driving distance is about 478 km - roughly 4.5 hours of driving time.
Asked in Switzerland, World Currencies

What is the currency of Switzerland?

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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.
Asked in Countries, States, and Cities, Switzerland

What is the population of Basel Switzerland?

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

Which countries border Switzerland?

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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.
Asked in Germany in WW2, Germany, Switzerland

Did Germany take over Switzerland?

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No, but they had war plans (Operation Tannenbaum) to do so if the need ever arose.
Asked in Music, Switzerland, National Anthems

Who is the author of Switzerland's national anthem?

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

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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.
Asked in Switzerland

What Schweizer Franken mean?

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It is the official currency in Switzerland.
Asked in Switzerland, Bern (Berne)

What are popular jobs in Switzerland?

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mostly making watches and chocolate
Asked in Switzerland, Sudan, Climatology and Climate Changes

Which country is warmer year round Sudan or Switzerland?

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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.
Asked in Computer History, Inventions, Switzerland

Was the computer invented in Switzerland?

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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.
Asked in Inventions, Switzerland, Wristwatches

Where are Breitling watches made?

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Switzerland. 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!:)
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What is the main race in Switzerland?

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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