From the rich history of chocolate to watches, Switzerland is one of the stunning countries. To find out more about this stunning country. Readout compiled list of true and interesting Switzerland facts that we bet you didn’t know!
☀ Switzerland was originally called Helvetia.
☀ The official name of Switzerland is Confoederatio Helvetica in Latin.
☀ Switzerland is the great exporters of chocolate in the world.
☀ The Swiss eat more chocolate as compared to any country in the world,
☀ The total area of Switzerland is 41,277 sq km
☀ Switzerland has a square flag.
☀ Switzerland has more than 1,500 lakes.
☀ Switzerland’s highest point is the Dufour Peak at 15,199 feet height.
☀ Henri Nestle and Daniel Peter invented milk chocolate.
☀ Teaching in Switzerland is one of the uppermost paid profession.
☀ Jean-Henri Dunant, a Swiss businessman and the founder of the International Committee of the Red Cross, received the very first Nobel Peace Prize in 1901.
☀ Switzerland has four official languages: French, Italian, Romansch and German.
☀ You can buy a ticket directly from the driver in Switzerland’s public buses.
☀ The capital of Switzerland is Bern.
☀ The largest city in Switzerland is Zurich.
☀ The Large Hadron Collider is the largest particle physics laboratory in Switzerland.
☀ Most of the world’s luxury watches produced in Switzerland like Tissot, TAG Heuer, Rolex and Patek Philippe.
☀ Snowboarding, skiing, and mountaineering are some of the popular sports in Switzerland.
☀ Assisted suicide in Switzerland is legal.
☀ Nescafe, the world’s first instant coffee was invented in Switzerland.
☀ Tim Berners Lee invented the World Wide Web in Switzerland in 1989.
☀ Switzerland’s Sonnenberg Tunnel is the largest nuclear shelter in the world.
☀ Patek Philippe of Switzerland invented the wristwatch in 1868.
☀ August 1st is Switzerland’s Independence Day.
☀ Approximately, 60% of the country’s electricity comes from hydroelectric power sources.
☀ In Switzerland, bank tellers are secured by bulletproof glass.
☀ In case of a nuclear war, Switzerland has enough bunkers to housing their entire population.
☀ Circus Knie is the largest circus of Switzerland founded in 1803.
☀ Globe, a Swiss cartoon character, is the most popular characters in Switzerland.
☀ Switzerland has one of the lowest crime rates in the world.
☀ Rivella is the Swiss famous and favorite drink.
☀ Rosti is one of Switzerland’s popular dishes.
☀ The world’s smallest toolbox is the Swiss army knife which was invented by Karl Elsener.
☀ Albert Einstein invented the famous equation E=MC2 while he was in Switzerland.
☀ Charlie Chaplin spent the last 25 years of his life in Switzerland.
☀ Mostly Indian films shot in Switzerland.
☀ The first waterproof watch was invented by Rolex in Switzerland.
☀ Switzerland is the only country to build an airplane that is powered by solar energy.
☀ To apply for Swiss citizenship, you must have to live in Switzerland for at least 12 years.
☀ Switzerland was not involved in any world wars: World War and World War II.
☀ Water and air pollution and acid rain are some environmental issues in Switzerland.
☀ Most important peaks in Switzerland are Monte Rosa, the Finsteraarhorn, and Piz Bernina.
☀ The region of the Alps, which falls in Switzerland is referred to as Swiss Alps.
☀ There is a restaurant in Switzerland where you eat in the dark & all the staff is blind.
☀ Zurich in Switzerland was the world’s richest city in 2015.
☀ Kim Jong Un studied in Bern (Switzerland) with a fake identity.
☀ Great Britain, Australia, and Switzerland are the only nations to conduct a team to every Olympic Games.
☀ You can demonstrate your right to vote in Switzerland by presenting your sword.
☀ Goldfish crackers come from Switzerland.