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Switzerland

Trading partners with Canada & Switzerland.
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aisha hagi

on 11 February 2013

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Switzerland Hi my name is Aisha, and I am doing a project on Switzerland. This Prezi is going to show you what Canada and Switzerland import and export to each other. And some history about Switzerland. Switzerland was founded in the year of 1291 on August 1st by three cantons by the name of Uri, Schywyz and Unterwalden ("Uri-Kantone"). But it wasn't until 1648 that Switzerland declared their independence and became a liberated country. Hope You Enjoy :) Exports Imports Canada Canada exports raw mineral resources (mainly gold) to Switzerland, Pharmaceutical products and machinery. Switzerland processes the gold and later resells them as products. Switzerland Some of Switzerland's exports to Canada include pharmaceuticals, organic chemicals optical and medical instruments, machinery, clocks and watches and precious stones and metals. Canada Some products Canada receives from Switzerland are: pharmaceuticals, organic chemicals optical and medical instruments, machinery, clocks and watches and precious stones and metals. Switzerland Switzerland imports shipments like: vehicles, fishery and metal. Switzerland Canada- Switzerland
Relations Natural and Energy
Resources The Flag and Coat
of Arms of Switzerland The Flag of Switzerland The flag of Switzerland was established on 1889, but
the use of the white cross has been around since the
Old Swiss Confederacy (14th century). It was first introduced in the 1800's in the time of the Hundred
Days by Niklaus Franz von Bachmann. The Coat of Arms The Coat of Arms and the Flag of Switzerland very similar in appearance except the Coat of Arms is on shield instead of a flag. The Coat of Arms was first established on December 12, 1889. Did You Know?? Language Religion Government Canada and Switzerland have a lot in common,
many things such as: federalism, plurilingualism,
the United Nations and many more. Both Switzerland and Canada strongly support the principles of cooperation and humanitarian aid. Also Canada is Switzerland's most important trading partner in terms of annual teachers exchanges. As I mentioned before Switzerland's mineral resources are very little. But there are some small portions of iron and manganese deposits located in Jura. There are also many materials such as: lime, salt, sand, gravel, clay and marble. Natural Resources Energy Resources Switzerland has mostly earth- friendly natural resources such as: Natural Gas, solar, coal, wind, oil, hydro ,biomass, nuclear fuel and petroleum. These are the reasons that Switzerland has been named second and eighth highest quality of life in the world and one of the richest countries in the world! - You are never more than 10 miles from a lake! - Woman are expected to live 6yrs longer than men - The average Swiss eats 23lbs of chocolate per year compared to the 11.7lbs consumed by Americans. - Switzerland has the highest consumption of soft drinks in the world! Thanks Hope You Enjoyed! <3 The four main languages in Switzerland are: German, French, Italian and Romansh. But the three most popular languages in Switzerland are German, French & Italian. 64% of the citizens speak (or 4.5 million) German, 20% (or 1.5 million) speak French, 6.5% (or 0.5 million) speak Italian and less than 0.5 million (or 35,000)speak Romansh. Switzerland doesn't have a national religion, although the some of the cantons are Catholic. Christianity is the main religion in Switzerland. There are 72.1% of Christian people in Switzerland, 20.1% are Atheist or Agnostic and 4.5% are Muslims. Switzerland first started their democracy in 1848, but a brief civil war in 1847 left small positions open for decades. The country finally became complete on 1874. Switzerland consists as a federal state with 26 cantons. Ueli Maruer being the President of Switzerland and Didier Burkhalter as the Vice President.
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