Top Ten Fun facts about Switzerland

Switzerland is mostly known for mountains, cheese and chocolate. But there is so much more!


The country abbreviation is CH for Canton Helvetic
The currency is the Swiss Franc or abbreviated CHF
They have four national languages German, French, Italian and Romansh
There are 26 cantons or states that make up the confederation of Switzerland
Swiss flag is a square not rectangular
It's a neutral country although they send out paid soldiers called mercenaries
They have a direct democracy
8 million people live in Switzerland
Neither Napoleon nor Hitler invaded Switzerland in their European takeover
They are not part of the EU


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