Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Six Fun Facts about Switzerland

I found these FUN FACTS on various websites, ENJOY!
1) “Switzerland has the 4th highest nominal GDP (gross domestic product) per capita in the world (after Luxembourg, Norway and Iceland).”
2) “Switzerland has the second highest employment rate of any OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) after Iceland.”
3)  Four spoken languages in Switzerland: German, French, Italian, and Romansch
4)"The Glacier Express is perhaps Switzerland’s best known tourist train. It links St. Moritz to what other popular tourist destination? 
Answer: Zermatt: three private rail companies combine their resources to provide the Glacier Express. The entire trip from St. Moritz to Zermatt (or vice versa) takes about eight hours."

5)  "The air in Zermatt is clear, dry and clean, because, since 1947, only electric cars without a combustion engine are allowed to operate in the village."
6) " Skiing and snowboarding the whole year round, with 365 days of snow – you can only find this in Zermatt 

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