Tourist Travel Information about Switzerland
Switzerland is a landlocked country in Central Europe. It has borders with France, Italy, Austria, Liechtenstein, and Germany. Switzerland has more high mountain peaks than any other country in Europe with 48 about 13,120 feet (4,000 m). Switzerland has four official languages, French, German, Italian, and Romansch.
Switzerland is known for its mountains (The Alps in the south, Jura in the northwest) but it also has a central highland of rolling hills, plains, and large lakes. Switzerland had over 1500 lakes, and 60% of its electricity is produced by hydroelectric power. Switzerland’s landscape ranges from 643 feet above sea level in Ascona to 15,199 feet above sea level in The Dufour Peak. Surprisingly, these spots are only 43 miles apart. Switzerland is also Europe’s top skiing destination.
Switzerland is a peaceful, prosperous, and stable modern market economy with low unemployment, a highly skilled labor force. Switzerland does not have a president as chief of state. Instead, it is governed by a seven-member council, and council members rotate in one-year terms as federal president.