Saturday, 20 August 2011


President of Switzerland:

The president changes every year in Switzerland. The president is always a member of the Federal Council, formed of 7 counselors, or ministers). Usually, the president was the vice-president the previous year.
The entire Federal Council is considered a collective Head of State.

Important note about Switzerland?????????????

There are a lot of mountains in Switzerland. Most importantly some of them are harboring glaciers. There are a lot of lakes in Switzerland, the largest which is totally within the Swiss borders is Lac Neuchael.
There are only about 7 million people in Switzerland (7.164 million as of Dec 1999).
About 20% of the people living in Switzerland are foreigners (19.6 in 1999).
That the Swiss system of government was patterned after the US Constitution? Unfortunately, the US courts have invalidated many important parts of the US Constitution whereas Switzerland still upholds those principles.

100,000 Swiss can demand via referendum that the Constitution be revised.
A new president of Switzerland is elected every year.
There are seven members of the Swiss Federal Council (Executive branch) who are elected for four years. A new President is elected from these seven each year.
The president of Switzerland for 1999 was a woman and Jewish. Her name is Ruth Dreifuss.
There are four official languages in Switzerland: German, French, Italian, and Romanch.
The Swiss voted in favor of a new Constitution 18 April 1999.
There really is no lake named: Lake Geneva. It's real name is Lake Leman.
The five largest Swiss cities and their populations are:


Switzerland has an area of 41,285 square kilometres (15,940 square miles). The productive area - that is, the area without the lakes, rivers, unproductive vegetation and no vegetation at all - covers 30,753 square km (11,870 square miles).
It  measures 220 kilometers (137 miles) from north to south and 350 km (217 miles) from east to west.
The Jura, the Plateau and the Alps form the three main geographic regions of the country.
Switzerland has a population of 7.7 million. Population density is high, with 193 people per square km (500 per square mile) of the productive area in 2008. In the agglomerations, which cover about 20% of the total surface area, the density is 590 per square km (1528 per square mile).

 This is the very beautiful pic of Switzerland. It is a natural beauty, and it shows that there is  a lot of snow in that country,

Switzerland’s economy is based on a extremely qualified work strength performing highly skilled work. The main areas include micro technology, hitch, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, as well as banking and insurance know-how. The service sector now employs the greatest number of people.
Most of the people working in Switzerland are employed by small and medium-sized enterprises, which play an extremely important role in the Swiss economy.
The Swiss are concerned that economic activity should have as little impact as possible on the environment. Switzerland's energy and transport policies aim to be environmentally friendly.
The age of unlimited economic growth in Switzerland is over. Fear of unemployment has been one of the main concerns of the Swiss for several years.

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