National Symbols of Switzerland

Switzerland is a country in Europe. It shares borders with the following countries: France, Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, Italy, . The capital of Switzerland is Bern.

The official language is Romansh and the Swiss franc is the currency of the Switzerland. The domain is .ch and the country code is +41.

National day is celebrated on 1 Aug 1291. Every country in the world has national symbols including national animal, national flower, motto, etc and Switzerland is no exception.

In Switzerland, Skiing is considered as a national sport, and it is a passion of many Swiss people. Drink absinthe is not only a traditional drink, but one of the national drink of Switzerland. As poetry is a highly appreciated art, many poets like Gottfried Keller, Carl Spitteler represent a national Swiss symbol.

The country was founded by Ulrich Ochsenbein. The current president of Switzerland is Guy Parmelin .

In Switzerland the power plugs and sockets are of type C, J. The standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.

The Swiss national anthem was written by Leonhard Widmer (German), Charles Chatelanat (French), Camillo Valsangiacomo (Italian), and Flurin Camathias (Romansch) and composed by Alberich Zwyssig.

Country information

Former name(s) Helvetia
Official name(s) Swiss Confederation
Alternative name(s) Swiss Confederation (official, English)
Regional location Central Europe, east of France, north of Italy
Country name etymology The English name Switzerland is a compound containing Switzer, an obsolete term for a Swiss person which was in use during the 16th to 19th centuries.
Climate Temperate, but varies with altitude; cold, cloudy, rainy/snowy winters; cool to warm, cloudy, humid summers with occasional showers
Terrain Mostly mountains (Alps in south, Jura in northwest) with a central plateau of rolling hills, plains, and large lakes
Population 8,654,622
National Day 1 Aug 1291
Language(s) Romansh
Religion Roman Catholicism
Country code +41
Literacy rate 99%
Currency Swiss franc
Capital city Bern
Domain(TLD) .ch
Ethnicity -
Head of government Federal Council
Nationality Swiss
Driving side Drive on the Right-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi)
Timezone UTC+1 (CET)
Average elevation 1,350 m (4,429 ft)
Coastline 0 Km (landlocked)
Mains electricity 230 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Switzerland

Flag map of Switzerland

Motto of Switzerland

Unus pro omnibus, omnes pro uno - "One for all, all for one"

National animal of Switzerland

The National animal of Switzerland is Cow (unofficial)

National Animal of Switzerland - Cow (unofficial)

National flower of Switzerland

The National flower of Switzerland is Edelweiss. Botanical name is Leontopodium nivale.

National flower of Switzerland - Edelweiss

National bird of Switzerland

The National bird of Switzerland is Not Declared

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Swiss Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

Little strokes fell great oaks.

At the bottom of the sack you will find the bill.

Words are dwarfs, deeds are giants.

When a neighbour gets divorced everyone thinks of his own wife.

What the farmer doesn’t know, he will not eat.

Sometimes you have to be silent in order to be heard.

The devil hides himself in details.

What good is a golden gallows if they are going to hang you.

Avoid those who don’t like bread and children.

Luck is on your path, one takes it, the other passes by it.

Mountains and valleys stand firm but people meet.

The tongue is the worst piece of meat in the world.

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