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The official name is Swiss Confederation, and it covers
41,285 square kilometres. It is a Federal semi-direct democracy under
multi-party parliamentary directorial republic with around 8.400.000
citizens. 71% are Christians, 22% do not have a religion, 5% Muslims and the
rest dividend among minor religions.
The currency is Swiss franc (CHF), worth 6,97 Danish Krone. The GDP is
The climate of Switzerland
is heavily influenced by the Atlantic Ocean. It variants with the heights,
going from Mediterranean climate at Switzerland's southern tip to to alpine
in the mountains.
Here are quite some larger mammals like Chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra),
Ibex (Capra ibex), Red Deer (Cervus elaphus), Marmot (Marmota
marmota) and Fox (Vulpes vulpes).
Switzerland's varied climate supports a great diversity of plants and
animals. In the sunny and southerly canton of Ticino, Mediterranean-style
scrub vegetation and pines are common. Decorative palms also dot communities
along the shores of Lake Lugano and Lake Maggiore. In the cooler, more
northerly parts of the country, a mix of deciduous trees and coniferous
trees dominates. The most common deciduous trees include oak, beech, maple,
and chestnut. Coniferous trees include spruce, pine, and fir.
I would like to see the Edelweiss (Leontopodium alpinum) which is the
national flower of Switzerland. It would be interesting to experience true
Alpine vegetation, but besides from the Edelweiss, I have no favourites.
Well, not yet, but one day, I will see this interesting