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PlaceTypeAsNotedInArea
PlaceTypeAsNotedInArea
Canton Aargau Swiss Canton
Canton Basel-Landschaft Swiss Canton
Canton Basel-Stadt Swiss Canton
Canton Bern Swiss Canton
Canton Geneva Swiss Canton
Canton Graubunden Swiss Canton
Canton Lucerne Swiss Canton
Canton Obwalden Swiss Canton
Canton Solothurn Swiss Canton
Canton St Gallen Swiss Canton
Canton Ticino Swiss Canton
Canton Valais Swiss Canton
Canton Vaud Swiss Canton
Neuchatel Canton Swiss Canton
Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps -Switzerland
Schwyz Canton Swiss Canton

Eat and Drink »

FoodTypeDescription
FoodTypeDescription
Appenzeller A spicy cheese from the Appenzeller region
Appenzeller Biber Cookie Appenzeller Biber is popular Swiss gingerbread snack.
Barni Dunkel Beer
Berner Alpkase
Berner Hobelkase
Bier-Bienne Beer
Birnbot Pastry Birnbot is a traditional Swiss pastry filled with dried pears.
Birnbot Pastry Glarner Birnbrot is found in the Canton Glarus.
Butterzopf Bread Butterzopf is traditionally eaten on Sunday mornings.
Cholermus Pancake
Einsiedler Lager Hell Beer
Fondue Sauce
Hanfblte Beer
L'Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien Beer
La Meule Beer
La Semeuse Espresso Stout Beer
Magenbrot Cookie
Milk Chocolate Drink
Naturperle Beer
Pane ticinese Bread
Rosti Fritter
Schwarzer Kristall Beer
St Gallen Bratwurst Meat St Gallen kalbsbratwurst is a Swiss sausage.
Trois Dames IPA Beer
Vollmond Bier Beer
Wartmann's No 2 Bitter Ale Beer



Geography »

Physiographic FeaturesTypeAsNotedIn
Aletsch Glacier Glacier
Alps Mountain System
Bernese Alps Mountain Range
Bernina Pass Mountain Pass
Engadine Mountains Mountain Range
Glarus Thrust
Jungfrau Mountain
Lotschental Valley Valley
Mont Blanc massif Mountain Range
Monte San Giorgio Mountain
Pennine Alps Mountain Range
Western Alps Mountain Range

Information »

Location

Central Europe, east of France, north of Italy - The World Factbook

Data »

Particulars for Switzerland:
Locale Type Nation

Data
Demonym: Swiss
Corruption Perceptions Index - 2014, Transparency International: 5


History »

The Swiss Confederation was founded in 1291 as a defensive alliance among three cantons. In succeeding years, other localities joined the original three. The Swiss Confederation secured its independence from the Holy Roman Empire in 1499. A constitution of 1848, subsequently modified in 1874, replaced the confederation with a centralized federal government. Switzerland's sovereignty and neutrality have long been honored by the major European powers, and the country was not involved in either of the two world wars. The political and economic integration of Europe over the past half century, as well as Switzerland's role in many UN and international organizations, has strengthened Switzerland's ties with its neighbors. However, the country did not officially become a UN member until 2002. Switzerland remains active in many UN and international organizations but retains a strong commitment to neutrality. - The World Factbook

Creative Works »

WorkTypeAsNotedInCreatorNote
Ashenden: Or the British Agent Novel W Somerset Maugham "Ashenden: Or the British Agent" is sent to Lucerne, Switzerland where....
Emile, or On Education Essay Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Frankenstein (novel) Book Mary Shelly Frankenstein is set on Lake Geneva, Switzerland
Green Henry Book Gottfried Keller
Homo Faber Book Max Frisch
I'm Not Stiller Book Max Frisch
Julie, or the New Heloise Book Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Tender is the Night Book F Scott Fitzgerald "Tender is the Night" is set in Switzerland, 1913-1930
The Judge and his Hangman Book Friedrich Duerrenmatt
The Magic Mountain (Mann Book) Book Thomas Mann "The Magic Mountain" begins at a tuberculosis sanatorium high up in the Swiss Alps, in Davos, Graubunden, Switzerland
The Singular Death of Morton (short story) Short Story
Algernon Blackwood 'I'm rather for going on into Switzerland tomorrow, or the next day,' he ventured that night in the darkness of their two-bedded room. I think we ye had enough of this place. Eh? What do you think?'

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