Switzerland

What is Switzerland known for?


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'''Volkstümliche Musik''' (German : ''Folksy traditional popular music'') is a modern variation on the traditional music of German-speaking countries in general and their Alpine (European Alps) regions in particular. It is sometimes instrumental, but usually presented by one or especially two singers and is most popular amongst older people in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, South Tyrol (Italy) and Alsace (France). commons:Confoederatio Helvetica


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in Switzerland and Glen Burnie each year. * Dying Fetus – American (United States) death metal * Eluveitie – Swiss (Switzerland) folk metal * Enslaved (Enslaved (band)) – Norwegian (Norway) progressive (progressive metal) black metal '''''Daisy Miller''''' is an 1878 novella by Henry James first appearing in ''Cornhill Magazine'' in Jun-July 1879, and in book form the following year.


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languages in school, and many also learn English. In the major German-speaking cities, English is widely spoken by younger people, so English speaking tourists should not have a problem communicating. In contrast, English is not as widely spoken in the French and Italian speaking areas, the exception being the city of Geneva, where English is widely spoken due to its large international population. See The seven wonders thumbnail Chateau de Chillon (File:Chillon.jpeg) *The '''Castle of Chillon''': near Montreux *The '''Lavaux vineyards''': on the shore of Lake Geneva *The '''Castles of Bellinzona''': in the southern canton of Ticino *The '''Abbey of St. Gallen''' *The '''Top of Europe and the Sphinx observatory''': a "village" with a post office on the 3,500 metres high Jungfraujoch above Wengen *The '''Grande Dixence''': a 285 metres high dam, south of Sion *The '''Landwasser viaduct''': on the railway between Chur and St. Moritz The seven natural wonders thumbnail Matterhorn (File:Matterhorn Reflected in Riffelsee.JPG) *The '''Matterhorn''': from Schwarzsee, Gornergrat or simply from the village of Zermatt *The '''northern walls of the Jungfrau and Eiger''': two of the most celebrated mountains in the Alps, they can be seen from the valley of Lauterbrunnen or from one of the many summits that can be reached by train or cable car *The '''Aletsch Glacier''': the longest in Europe, the Aletsch wild Forest is located above the glacier, best seen from above Bettmeralp *The '''lakes of the Upper Engadin''': one of the highest inhabited valley in the Alps at the foot of Piz Bernina, they can be all seen from Muottas Muragl *The '''Lake Lucerne''': from the Pilatus above Lucerne *The '''Oeschinensee''': a mountain lake with no rivals above Kandersteg *The '''Rhine Falls''': the largest in Europe, take a boat to the rock in the middle of the falls Do commons:Confoederatio Helvetica


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are France, Germany (0180x number series), Switzerland. Portugal (808 number series) , Australia (13xxxx number series) and the Netherlands is starting such a service with the 088 number series. * Peter Hans, Ambassador from Sweden — Erik Holland (Ep. 2.12) * Chris von Rutte, Ambassador from Switzerland — Wolf Muser (Ep. 4.8) * Tada Sumatra, Ambassador from Thailand — Alberto Isaac (Ep. 2.12) '''Bassersdorf''' is a municipality (Municipalities of Switzerland) in the Swiss (Switzerland) canton (Cantons of Switzerland) of Zurich (Zurich (canton)), located in the district of Bülach (Bülach (district)), and belongs to the Glatt Valley (German: ''Glattal''). The airline's long-haul scheduled services also served other major French (France) cities such as Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Toulouse and Bordeaux, as well as Rome Fiumicino (Fiumicino) in Italy since 1968, commons:Confoederatio Helvetica


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University and Moral Majority founder Jerry Falwell Unger, Craig, ''The Fall of the House of Bush'' (Scribner, 2007), pp. 67-69 . In German, Standard German is often called ("high") in the term for the standard language refers to "high" in a cultural or educational sense, while in the linguistic


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and educated Leonhard Euler in his youth. In recent years, various governments have spearheaded the concept of developing architectural projects, sometimes ostentatious ones, designed by renowned architects–for example, the remodeling of the Plaza de España (Plaza de España (Santa Cruz de Tenerife)) in Santa Cruz de Tenerife by the Swiss (Switzerland) architects Herzog & de Meuron. Other examples include the Playa de Las Teresitas project by the Frenchman Dominique Perrault

the government. Each year, the Federal Assembly (Federal Assembly of Switzerland) elects a President of the Confederation (President of the Swiss Confederation). By convention, the positions of President and Vice President rotate annually, each Councillor thus becoming Vice President and then President every seven years while in office. '''Herzog & de Meuron Architekten, BSA SIA ETH''' ('''HdM''') is a Swiss (Switzerland) architecture firm, founded and headquartered in Basel

at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design since 1994 and professors at ETH Zürich since 1999. '''Herzog & de Meuron Architekten, BSA SIA ETH''' ('''HdM''') is a Swiss (Switzerland) architecture firm, founded and headquartered in Basel, Switzerland in 1978. The careers of founders and senior partners '''Jacques Herzog''' (born 19 April 1950), and '''Pierre de Meuron''' (born 8 May 1950), closely paralleled one another, with both attending the ETH Zürich Swiss Federal


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in the events around them without a clear understanding of what precisely is going on. As with Gaghan's screenplay for ''Traffic (Traffic (2000 film))'', ''Syriana'' uses multiple, parallel storylines, jumping from locations in Texas, Washington D.C., Switzerland, Spain, and the Middle East, leading film critic Ebert to describe the film as hyperlink cinema. - Switzerland Swisscom is deploying VDSL2 and it is now available


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few months, Irene and Cable become close friends, though she often disagrees with him and calls him on bad decisions. Working for Cable, she also is a witness to many incredible events and lands a job as a reporter for the Daily Bugle by writing about them. During this time, Irene investigates the history of the Hellfire Club and Sebastian Shaw offers her a place in the Hellfire Club in return for her silence. Irene refuses. ''Cable'' #48-95 '' X-Men

Switzerland

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-- '''Switzerland''' ( . 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 (global city) and economic centres of Zürich and Geneva.

The establishment of the Swiss Confederation is traditionally dated to 1 August 1291, which is celebrated annually as Swiss National Day. The country has a long history of armed neutrality—it has not been in a state of war internationally since 1815—and did not join the United Nations until 2002. Nevertheless it pursues an active foreign policy and is frequently involved in peace-building processes around the world. Thomas Fleiner, Alexander Misic, Nicole Töpperwien, ''Swiss Constitutional Law'', p. 28, Kluwer Law International In addition to being the birthplace of the Red Cross (International Committee of the Red Cross), Switzerland is home to numerous international organizations, including the second largest UN office (United Nations Office at Geneva). On the European level, it is a founding member of the European Free Trade Association and is part of the Schengen Area – although it is notably not a member of the European Union, nor the European Economic Area.

Straddling the intersection of Germanic (German-speaking Europe) and Romance (Romance-speaking Europe) Europe, Switzerland comprises four main linguistic and cultural regions: German, French, Italian and Romansh (Romansh language). Therefore the Swiss (Swiss people), although predominantly German-speaking, do not form a nation in the sense of a common ethnicity or language; rather, Switzerland's strong sense of identity and community is founded on a common historical background, shared values such as federalism and direct democracy, Constitutional Patriotism and Exclusion: the Swiss Case

Switzerland ranks high in several metrics of national performance, including government transparency, civil liberties, economic competitiveness (Global Competitiveness Report), and human development (Human Development Index). It has the highest nominal wealth per adult (financial and non-financial assets) in the world according to Credit Suisse and the eighth-highest (List of countries by GDP (PPP) per capita) per capita gross domestic product on the IMF list.

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