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Switzerland

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Jiya Shah

on 17 February 2014

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Transcript of Switzerland

Location
In the northern hemisphere
Physical Characteristics
Population
60 % land covered with alps
30% covered by midland
Over 3000 km squared of glaciers
10% covered by mountains
It is 41,285 km²
Surrounded by Italy, Zurich, Geneva, Austria, France, Germany and Milan
In northwestern part of Europe
Did You know Bern is the capital city of Switzerland?
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Climate
Switzerland borders the Atlantic ocean meaning colder climate
In the west, marine climate
( warm summers and cool winters, not too warm or cold)
In the east, continental climate( dry climate with very hot summers and very cold winters)
mountains have vertical climate( climate can
vary depending on the
height)
Did you know
Switzerland is known as the land of milk and honey?
Culture
German, French & Italian are the national languages
Known for mountains and watches
Traditional instrument is accordion
Yodeling is a tradition
Economy
One of the most stable economies in the world
Most tourism is in mountainous regions
Most people work in Tertiary sector which is the services to businesses. Transportation, banking, tourism and retail store
all fall into this sector
major industries include, gold, and watches
economy dependent on foreign investment
Did you know..
Edelweiss is the

national flower of Switzerland?
Exports
Gold
Human or animal blood
Heterocyclic Compounds
Machines and mechanical appliances
Watches
Orthepedic appliances
Medicaments packaged
Hearing aids

Diamonds
Precious Metals
Jewelry
Electrical energy
Insulated wire
Cigars
Cocoa Powder
Ink
Makeup
Cheese
Iron and Steel
Vacuum
Antibiotics
Printers

Imports
Chemicals
Machines
Vehicle
Agriculture
Fishery
Metals
Textile clothing and shoes
Precision tools
Energy
Paper
Leather, rubber and plastic
Stone soil
Petroleum
Aircraft
Spacecraft and launch craft
Copper
Silver
Diamonds
Cofee
Imports from Canada
Exports to Canada
Watches
Metals
Transportation Services
Plastic and chemicals
Medical instruments
Clocks
Pharmaceutics
Optical and medical instruments
Machinery
Precious stones
Foodstuff, cereal, grains,
dairy, meat and fruit
Building materials
Minerals
Newsprint
Horse
Chocolate
Wood
Paper
Aluminum
Teachers
Switzerland
By: Jiya
Most people in Switzerland are Christian
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