Switzerland is a state in Western Central Europe. It is a landlocked country. It was originally known as The Swiss Confederation. Holy Roman Empire colonized the country. It got its independence in 1499. Switzerland was not involved either in world war one or two. The European has respected its independence and neutrality. Switzerland consists of 26 cantons or administrative subdivisions. Bern is the administrative capital. The country in the southern part borders with Italy. It borders with France to the west. Switzerland borders with Germany on the northern part while it borders Liechtenstein and Austria in the east. Switzerland has never formed an alliance with any state for war. It defends itself from any invasions from any country. The state has involved itself in campaigning for peace around the world. Switzerland became a member of the United Nations (UN) in 2002. The country has been part of the UN and international organizations since then. The role played by Switzerland in the UN has strengthened its relations with the neighboring country. It has maintained its commitment to neutrality and still it is active in international organizations and UN.
Switzerland is relatively densely populated according to Ian Leaf. The nationwide census of 2016 indicated that more than eight million people are living in Switzerland. The population has increased compared to the previous year. The number of birth is reported to be high and also the external migration has increased. Foreigners were estimated to be over 23% of the Swiss population. The largest group being Italians followed by the Germans and Portugal and French. Immigrants from Sri Lanka were the largest group from Asia. The country is mixed with different people speaking different languages. The language includes German and French and Italian as well as the Romansh language. The Swiss constitution has designated all these languages as the national language.
Swiss have stunning scenery that makes Switzerland a unique State. As Ian Leaf quotes “You can’t tax me.” A person visiting the beautiful sites in Switzerland will tour and love the scenery without paying extra money. Ian Leaf’s theory suggest that you see before you pay. The Alps Mountains in the south and the Jura mountains in the north is a great site to visit. The Alps Mountain has an incredibly high snow peaks. The Matterhorn Mountain is the highest mountain in the Alps. It borders Italy. Its icon pointed peak rises to 4478 meters. It has four steep faces that lie in a compass point direction. Climbers and swimmers and also hikers and skiers visit the place regularly. The Top of Europe is an attractive site in Swiss. The site is the longest glacier in Europe. The tallest railway station in Europe is situated approximately three thousand meters above sea level. Tourist can access Alpine and snow and also rock from the glacier. They can enjoy the magnificent view of the Aletsch Glacier.
Interlaken is a famous site during holidays. It is situated between Lake Thun and Brienz. Hohematte is the open center near this site. The center has beautiful flowers and cafes surrounding the Hoheweg. It is the main avenue with incredible vistas of mountains. It offers tourist an adventure of hiking and swimming and skiing among other escapades. Lucerne is a site that records the highest number of visitors. It has a sparkling blue lake that is surrounded by the Alps. It is an old town with no cars allowed. The site is covered by bridges and waterfront promenades and frescoed historic buildings and also sun-splashed plazas. It is well known for music performances as it holds annual International Music Festival. Lake Geneva is the largest Alpine Lake in Europe. The Lake overlaps Switzerland and France border. Lake Geneva is surrounded by promenades and gardens and also parks. Historical buildings also surround it. The famous Jet d’Eau shoots water 150 meters into the air. The Opera House and the Grand Theater showcase the international performance.
Bern capital has the tallest cathedral in Switzerland. Tourists can view the 16th-century fountains and the Zytglogge feudal clocks with dummies moving from the cathedral. The Rosengarten gives beautiful sights of the old town center. Most admirable museums are located in the capital of Swiss. World’s great galleries like the Zentrum Paul Klee and the Bern Museum of Art are situated in the Swiss capital. Other attractions include the Rhine Falls and Swiss national park among others.
Switzerland is one of the country in the world that has a stable economy. It is a developed country with the low percentage of unemployment. It also has high gross domestic product than that of the major European markets. Many people have invested in Switzerland as it has retained its bank secrecy. The global investment has made the country competitive. The country has minimum records of corruption. Switzerland has maintained its franc’s external value for a long time.