Interesting Switzerland Facts You Should Know

The beautiful country, Switzerland is bursting with stunning lakes, dramatic cliffs and meadows. There is no sight as beautiful as Switzerland in all its glory. No amount of words can do justice to the beautiful destination and you have to see it to believe it. Switzerland is one of the safest countries in the world and has so much to explore. There are a lot of interesting facts about Switzerland you must know. Let’s dig into them!

  1. It hasn’t fought a war since 1815

Switzerland was neutral but not many people know for how long. It has not fought anyone out of the borders in a war for more than 200 years!

  1. Home to the Oldest Humanitarian Organization

The famous Red Cross Organization based in Geneva was built here in 1863. It has won three Nobel Peace Prizes in the 150-year history.

  1. Switzerland tribe derived from Helvetii

The tribe that Switzerland came from is known as Helvetti and they did not have an easy time. They were harassed off the Swiss Plateau and then after they escaped, the were chased by the armies of Julius Caesar due to which they had to return to the Plateau. Lastly, the Romans ended up conquering the Alps. Not much good luck for the tribe!

  1. It has four national languages

Switzerland has four national languages and the most spoken language is German followed by French. Then there is Italian and Romansch, which is a descendant of Spoken Latin.

  1. Switzerland’s border has two foreign countries

There are tiny parts of other countries that are located inside Switzerland, it is Busingen and Campioni.

  1. There is no capital city in Switzerland

You may be surprised to know this but there is no capital city in Switzerland. The Federal Government is in Bern but the city does not own a Federal Status. Even Zurich is not a capital city.

  1. It is not a part of the European Union

We have read a lot about the European Union but Switzerland is not a part of it and neither does it want to be. It is called the Schengen Area but it refuses the invitation to join EU.

So, there are some interesting and fun facts about Switzerland not many are aware of. Now that you know them, keep them in mind when you make a visit!

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