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Francophone country -Switzerland By: Brianna Bennett, Racheal Medarac and Jackie Andrascik

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Transcript of Francophone country -Switzerland By: Brianna Bennett, Racheal Medarac and Jackie Andrascik

Francophone Country: Switzerland Sites to Visit The Alps is a common tourist attraction. The beautiful, natural snow-capped mountains are amazing to gaze at, and the Alps contain some of the highest glaciers in the world. Languages Spoken German is the top spoken of the four National languages in Switzerland. 74% of the public speaks German. Activities outdoors include skiing... Sporting Events... Weather and Climate Interesting Facts
Tourist Attractions Traditional Clothing Entertainment Switzerland is located in the Central-southern region of Europe.It is east of France and north of Italy. It is a landlocked country. Local Cuisine Second in the line of most spoken language is French. 21% of the public speaks French in Switzerland, or shall I say, La Suisse? The third national language
with 4% of the public speaking
it is Italian. Rumantsch is the fourth national language and has only 1% of the public speaking it. There is no written language for Rumantsch. The Tropical Alps in Ticino (which is very close to Italy) has warm weather along with glaciers, and suprisingly, palm trees! The natural geography is beautiful, and people come on vacation here to relax and enjoy the scenery.
One of the most frequently visited tours in Northern Switzerland on the Rhine River is the city of Basel,known as the centre for fabric-dye production in medieval times. There are many museums that you can visit, whether you want to see famous art or ancient greek and roman artifacts. Or, gaze at stunning cathedrals going back all the way to the 11th century or see Europe's oldest hotel, the Drei Konige.There is so much to do!
In Grindelwald, tourists can ride horse-drawn sleigh rides and go skiing during the winter. The slopes are great! Many types of traditional Swiss folk clothing is worn, but only at parades and festivals. They are very elaborate and colorful, and the Swiss love to show off their talent in embroidery and lace work! General Characteristics Some general characteristics of traditional Swiss clothing are blouses with puffed sleeves, vests, and ribbons. The colors of the costumes are generally red, green, and black. Women's Clothing Men's Clothing EMBROIDERY!!!!!!!!!
Puffy blouses
Skirt
Tight vest
LOTS of ribbon/lace
Floral embroidery-the flowers imitate those in the gardens of Switzerland
Normally red or white tights EMBROIDERY!!!!!!
Cropped jackets in some regions
Lederhosen-shorts made out of leather
Bachelors keep vibrant red handkerchief
in pants pocket
Married men do not
Loose fitting shirts or blouses
Paired with trousers
Dark colored tights
Shirt cuffs and scarves Zurich has a population of approximately 250,000 people
The currency used in Switzerland are called Swiss Francs
Captial is Bern or Berne
Official name is Confoederatio Helvetica which is in Latin! It means Swiss Confederation.
The font Helvetica was created here
The biggest food company in the world is Nestlé, founded by Swiss Henri Nestle.
Swiss guards protect the Pope!
The story of Heidi was written by Swiss author Johanna Spyri!
The national flower is the Edelweiss The most popular beverage is strong coffee mixed with hot milk called cafe au lait or milchkaffee. It is served so often here that it is more known as a food rather than a beverage!
Cheese and milk are a main part of thier diet... whether it be in soups, fondues, soufflés, sauces, dumplings, fritters, croquette and garnishes as well as pies and tarts.
Not only is dairy food very popular in Switzerland, but potatoes are used in many likeable recipies. A meal called kartoffelrosti is so popular in the Swiss cuisine that it is known everywhere as simply rosti.
And what is Switzerland known for?....Famous Swiss chocolates! Yum! Switzerland can have very cold weather, sometimes even up to freezing temperatures. However, if you live in a southern area of Switzerland, summers can be quite warm, but this is the wettest period of the year in Switzerland. This cross symbol on the Swiss flag represents the crucifiction of Christ. The Swiss flag traditionally stands for freedom, peace, honor and fidelity. ->
Because Switzerland gets a lot of snow and has a rather cold climate,skiing and mountaineering are practiced by the Swiss. Football and ice hockey are very popular in Switzerland.Traditional sports include Swiss wrestling or "Schwingen". Rosti In Switzerland the most practiced religion is Roman Catholic & Protestant constituting over 90%. Switzerland provides religious followers a number of possibilities for practicing their faith in an environment of respect, tolerance and discretion. Some of these religions include
Catholicism,Judaism,Islam,Buddhism Religion The Alps span some 200 kilometers (125 miles), at an average altitude (5576 ft), and cover nearly two thirds of Switzerland's total surface area. Also there are many ski resorts in the Swiss Alps. Neutrality Switzerland has always been known for its neutrality in affairs including both of the World Wars. In World War II Jewish families escaped to Switzerland to avoid persecution. Suisse wasn't even a member of the UN in fear of their neutral policy being broken! They have not been involved in conflicts since 1815! Schwingen Sites/Citations Links That We Used http://www.squidoo.com/facts-about-switzerland http://www.food-links.com/countries/switzerland/foods-switzerland.php http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/articles/article/Switzerland/Languages-in-Switzerland/223 http://www.ehow.com/list_6835495_traditional-folk-costumes-switzerland.html http://history-switzerland.geschichte-schweiz.ch/history-flag-switzerland.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geography_of_Switzerland http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_climate_in_Switzerland#ixzz1F4ZLWLaI Milchkaffee http://www.switzerlandtours.net/tourist-places.html The Tropical Alps There are restaurants and cafes, most of which are open late and offer a tasty and varied menu. Nightclubs and bars are located in all of the major towns and cities. Shopping is an excellent experience and goods from Switzerland are made to a very high standard. The country offers also much in the way of outdoor pursuits with many lakes and mountains ideal for a variety of sports. http://blog.ratestogo.com/best-zoos/ There are four main languages spoken in Switzerland. These languages are German, French, Italian and Romanish. Switzerland
The Basel Zoo in Switzerland was opened in 1874, making it one of the oldest zoos to still be open today. This zoo is the second most visited attraction in all of Switzerland, where families come to gaze at many different species... after all, The Basel Zoo contains over 6,000 animals!
Tropical birds, exotic flowers and desert reptiles live in the Tropiquarium, a leisure park in Servion near Jorat. Here, people can stroll through the aviaries to see the many different types of birds and visit each of the five buildings that are filled with many animals. Z oos http://www.lake-geneva-region.ch/en/sportsleisure/excursionsnature/zooanimalpark
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