By Emily Hatcher
Climate- Cold winters, warm sunny summers but colder temperature's up in the mountains.
Languages and Religon
German, Roman Catholic
fondue and raclette
They wear smocks on special days like holidays or to festivals.
They also wear alot of jean material.
St. Joseph's Day
Since in the Bible Joseph was not really talked. The western catholic church celebrates a five day Holiday for him. Since he was the humanly-Father of Jesus. The Holiday is during lent.It is a wide spread holiday in Switzerland.
Has been a independent country since 1499.
Old Swiss Confederacy was founded in August, 1291.
The Swiss Revolution ended the rule of having few cities with special treatment.
1815 ending the wars of Napoleon created Switzerland Neutrality.
They have a Federal republic type of government.
They law making body is both National council and Concil of states.
Switzerland has a unlimited government.
They used Swiss franc for currency.
A one US dollar = 1.01 Swiss franc.
Exports = Gold, metal watches, cars, jewelry and Agricultural products.
Imports = Metals, Chemicals and jewelry.
It 's GDP per capita is $57k.
Compared to the US it is not wealthy.
Germanic, French, Italian, and Rhaeto-Romansh.
The Educational systems they use are called Compulsory education which is mostly for the age of four, Post Compulsory which is at least 17 year of age
Their literacy rate is 99%.