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.
What Traditional cooking methods and utensils are used in Switzerland?
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What languages are spoken in Switzerland?
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. 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. 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
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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 is the capital of Switzerland?
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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.
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Can euro be used in Switzerland?
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Driving distance from Frankfurt to Interlaken Switzerland?
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What is the currency of Switzerland?
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Who is the author of Switzerland's national anthem?
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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.
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.
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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.
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Where are Breitling watches made?
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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