(French Suisse; German Schweiz; Italian Svizzera)
republic in west central Europe, bounded on the north by France
and Germany, on the east by Austria and Liechtenstein, on the
south by Italy, and on the west by France.
has an area of 41,285 sq km (15,940 sq mi). Its largest city
is Zürich, and its capital is Bern.
The country is made up
of 23 cantons (states): Zürich, Bern/Berne, Luzern, Uri,
Schwyz, Unterwalden (Obwalden/Nidwalden), Glarus, Zug, Freiburg/Fribourg,
Solothurn, Basel (Basel Stadt/Basel Land), Schaffhausen, Appenzell
(Appenzell Ausserrhoden/Appenzell Innerrhoden), Sankt Gallen,
Graubünden, Aargau, Thurgau, Ticino, Vaud, Valais/Valais,
Neuchâtel , Genève and Jura.
spoken are French, German, Italian and Romanish. Its currency
is the Swiss franc (CHF).
is the home of magnificent landscapes, the most beautiful I have
ever seen in my whole life. The alps, the lakes, the houses,
the medieval villages, the castles...all this will remain in
my mind forever.
in Switzerland have huge bells around their neck and the soud
of these bells is very pleasant. I loved to hear the sound of
these cow bells ("cloches"). So nice !
Canton of Fribourg, I had the pleasure to visit wonderful places
such as Murten (Morat in French), a medieval walled town by a
lake; Fribourg (Freiburg in German), another bilingual town,
situated on both sides of the scenic Sarine river gorge, with
a beautiful cathedral (St. Nicholas); and the village of Gruyères,
crowned by a beautiful medieval castle, among many other beautiful
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