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SWITZERLAND
Introduction
Switzerland is a country crowded with beautiful scenery. This includes majestic mountains and miles and miles of fields, forests, and dynamic cities. The Swiss value nature and beauty and are very proud of their efforts to protect the environment. For such a small country it has a rich history that has shaped its wonderful heritage and matchless mixture of castles, churches, and old towns and villages. Switzerland is also renowned for its cheeses, chocolate, watch making and Swiss army knives. The excellent public transport and idyllic landscapes make for wonderfully scenic journeys through manicured fields and valleys. Its profusion of idyllic fields of flowers and pine forests draw you into its beautifully still landscape. While the natural beauty of its rolling hills, valleys, mountains, glaciers and lakes manage to entice visitors back again and again.
Location
The capital of Switzerland is Bern, which was founded in 1191.The country is situated in western Europe, where it is bordered by Germany to the north, France to the west, Italy to the south, and Austria to the east. Switzerland is a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura. While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 8 million people is concentrated mostly on the Plateau, where the largest cities are to be found.
Among them are the two global cities and economic centres - Zurich and Geneva. Switzerland is also the birthplace of the Red Cross and home to a large number of international organizations, including the second largest UN office. Switzerland is one of the richest countries in the world by per capita gross domestic product, and has the highest wealth per adult (financial and non-financial assets) of any country in the world. Zurich and Geneva have respectively been ranked as the cities with the second and eighth highest quality of life in the world. It is the...

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