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You should be traveling through Switzerland, and you should be sure that you are seeing their exquisite outdoor elements.
This is something that you are only going to be able to witness at one place on earth, and so a visit to Geneva cannot be completed until you have taken the tours of the rooms in which some of the most important decisions in the world are made.
The people are going to be the most important aspects of traveling in Switzerland, so you should take every opportunity that you have to visit with the people who actually live there.
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  Switzerland - MSN Encarta
Switzerland is a small, landlocked country set amid mountainous terrain in the heart of the European continent.
Switzerland is a principal water source in central Europe, and the nation’s rivers flow into four different seas.
Switzerland has a varied climate, due largely to differences in elevation and exposure to sun and prevailing winds.
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  Switzerland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A male native of Switzerland is said to be a Schweizer and a female is a Schweizerin in German; Suisse (male) or Suissesse (female) in Swiss French and svizzero (male) or svizzera (female) in Italian.
Switzerland is a federation of relatively autonomous cantons, some of which have a history of confederacy that goes back more than 700 years, arguably putting them among the world's oldest surviving republics.
Switzerland comprises three basic topographical areas: the Swiss Alps, the Swiss plateau, and the Jura mountains.The Alps are a high mountain range running across the central-south of the country.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Switzerland   (3734 words)

Switzerland was 2,392,740 persons; the census of 1910 showed 3,753,293 inhabitants; on 1 December, 1910, the resident population (those actually present in the different localities) was altogether 3,765,002 persons.
Switzerland fell to the Duchy of Swabia in 917.
Switzerland the districts of Geneva, Valais, and Ticino.
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 Switzerland national football team - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Swiss national football team also known as the Schweizer Nati is the national football team of Switzerland and is controlled by the Swiss Football Association.
In 2006, Switzerland set a FIFA World Cup record by being eliminated from the competition despite not conceding a goal in any of their four matches.
In addition, Switzerland set a World Cup record by failing to score a single goal in a penalty shootout.
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 The EU's relations with Switzerland - Overview
Switzerland’s highest executive body and collective Head of State is the Federal Council, which is formed by a collegial body of seven members.
Switzerland applied for membership of the EU in 1992, but as a result of two negative referenda (on the EEA in 1992, and on the start of accession negotiations in 2001) the issue is on ice for the foreseeable future.
Switzerland is running a low inflation and is expected to keep inflation under control and well below 2% (the explicit inflation target) mainly thanks to limited adverse effects from elevated oil prices on the economy, and some increase in competition in domestic markets, e.g.
ec.europa.eu /comm/external_relations/switzerland/intro/index.htm   (2525 words)

 Switzerland (03/07)
Switzerland is a federal state composed of 26 cantons (20 are "full" cantons and six "half" cantons for purposes of representation in the federal legislature) that retain attributes of sovereignty, such as fiscal autonomy and the right to manage internal cantonal affairs.
Switzerland was ranked as the most competitive economy in the World Economic Forum’s 2006 Global Competitiveness Report for the first time, reflecting the country’s sound institutional environment, excellent infrastructure, efficient markets, competent macroeconomic management, world-class educational attainment, and high levels of technological innovation, which boost Switzerland's competitiveness in the global economy.
Traditionally, Switzerland has avoided alliances that might entail military, political, or direct economic action, but in recent years the Swiss have broadened the scope of activities in which they feel able to participate without compromising their neutrality.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/3431.htm   (7649 words)

Switzerland had recalled its French regiments in 1792 when the Swiss Guard was massacred in Paris, but they were disarray six years later, and only Bern resisted the invasion.
Finally in 1889 the Federal Assembly ruled that Switzerland was keeping its white cross, but that it would be changed from the five equal squares to one in which the arms were one sixth longer than they were wide.
Switzerland is embroiled in controversy over the commercial use of the flag, and confusion over its legal use.
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 Switzerland travel guide - Wikitravel
Switzerland is known for its mountains (Alps in south, Jura in northwest) but it also has a central plateau of rolling hills, plains, and large lakes.
Switzerland is a peaceful, prosperous, and stable modern market economy with low unemployment, a highly skilled labor force, and a per capita GDP larger than that of the big Western European economies.
Switzerland is not part of the European Union and thus the Euro is not legal tender.
wikitravel.org /en/Switzerland   (5170 words)

 Switzerland - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
Switzerland annexed Czechia in 1990 because the country got too cramped and stuff is cheaper in eastern Europe, although most Swiss are known to have billions of dollars in the bank.
But since Switzerland did have ski lifts, which are useless in flat country, and the dutchmen always tended to slip with their wooden clogs on the alps, Switzerland and the Netherlands decided to trade the flat country, with the tulips, against the alps.
Even though Switzerland is also known as Neutralland and refuses to participate in any real fights, they have an odd paranoia of being invaded and all their chocolate, knives, money, and other crap stolen.
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 Travel to Switzerland with MagicalJourneys.com
Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a landlocked Alpine country in Central Europe.
Switzerland sits at the crossroads of several major European cultures that have heavily influenced the country's languages and culture.
Switzerland can be a glorious whirlwind trip whether you've packed your hiking boots, snowboard, or just a good book and a pair of sunglasses.
www.magicaljourneys.com /Switzerland/index.html   (305 words)

 Index of Economic Freedom
Switzerland's economy is 79.1 percent free, according to our 2007 assessment, which makes it the world's 9th freest economy.
Switzerland is ranked 4th out of 41 countries in the European region, and its overall score is much higher than the regional average.
Switzerland is a leading international financial center, and its institutions are highly developed and well regulated.
www.heritage.org /research/features/index/country.cfm?id=Switzerland   (924 words)

 Drug Policy Alliance: Switzerland
Switzerland is comprised of 26 states (cantons), each with its own constitution, parliament, government and court system as provided by the Federal Constitution.
In the 1990s, Switzerland introduced additional harm reduction measures to reduce the problems associated with drug use and enforcement as part of a new national drug strategy.
The report pointed out that marijuana cultivation in Switzerland had greatly increased during the 1990s and that most of the crop was destined for the illegal market rather than the legal one (e.g.
www.lindesmith.org /global/drugpolicyby/westerneurop/switzerland   (1345 words)

 Bike tours in Switzerland, biking trips in the Swiss Alps, Switzerland bike tours in wine country and alps, Swiss ...
Eastern Switzerland stretches from the shimmering waters of Lake Constance across the hilly Appenzellerland to the Alpine landscapes of Toggenburg, the Heidiland holiday region and the Glarnerland.
Switzerland was born when the good people of Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden formed an alliance at the Rütli.
Here, in Central Switzerland, is the Schöllenen Bridge which made north-south travel across the Gotthard range possible, and here, in 1871, Europe?s first cog railroad up to Rigi marked the beginning of tourism as we know it.
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 Switzerland travel guide
Switzerland was inhabited by a Celtic tribe called Helvetia in the ancient times.
Switzerland was declared a neutral state following the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648 and was accorded permanent neutrality in 1815 by the Congress of Vienna.
The picturesque city of Zurich, located on the banks of the Limmat River, is the intellectual and cultural capital of Switzerland and the hub of tourist activity.
www.world66.com /europe/switzerland   (413 words)

 Travel to Switzerland. Car rental travel in Switzerland from Auto Europe.
Switzerland stayed neutral throughout WWI and WWII and in 2002 became a member of the United Nations.
Switzerland is such a diverse and beautiful country that it would be best to see it all but with vacation time limited there are a number of cities which should be top of your list:
You can travel to Switzerland direct from a number of US and Canadian cities: the main points of entry are Zurich and Geneva, although there are plenty of connecting flights on to other Swiss cities from those two gateways.
www.autoeurope.com /guides/Switzerland/Switzerland_guide.cfm   (2132 words)

 Human Development Report 2006 - Country Fact Sheets - Switzerland
Switzerland’s GDI value, 0.944 should be compared to its HDI valueof 0.947.
Switzerland ranks 14th out of 75 countries in the GEM, with a value of 0.797.
Switzerland was mentioned in the Report in pages 68, 69, 71, 206, 218, 219,and 221.
hdr.undp.org /hdr2006/statistics/countries/country_fact_sheets/cty_fs_CHE.html   (496 words)

 Switzerland and the IMF -- Page 1 of 4
On behalf of: Republic of Azerbaijan, Switzerland, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Poland, Republic of Serbia, Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Republic of Uzbekistan.
On behalf of: Republic of Azerbaijan, Switzerland, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Poland, Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan.
On behalf of: Republic of Azerbaijan, Switzerland, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Poland, Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Republic of Uzbekistan.
www.imf.org /external/country/CHE   (808 words)

 Travel in Switzerland with a rail pass from rail Europe
Switzerland and Austria are now available to you in one great railpass.
Experience and discover all the wonders of Switzerland including historic old cities, beautiful Lake Geneva, culture and history and of course the Alps with the world famous Matterhorn.
Ride the beautiful "Voralpen Express" from Lucerne to St. Gallen, across the hilly Appenzellerland to the alpine regions of eastern Switzerland and Heidiland and the Glacier Express from Chur to Andermatt.
www.raileurope.com /us/rail/passes/switzerland_index.htm   (765 words)

 Switzerland Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Switzerland may be neutral but it's far from flavourless.
Check out what other travellers are saying about Switzerland.
The classic fondue is bread dunked in Emmental and Gruyère cheeses mixed with white wine, potato flour and a dash of nutmeg - consumed, of course, on shag-pile carpet.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/europe/switzerland   (400 words)

 Switzerland: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
Switzerland, in central Europe, is the land of the Alps.
Most of Switzerland is composed of a mountainous plateau bordered by the great bulk of the Alps on the south and by the Jura Mountains on the northwest.
Location: Switzerland; Expat entrepreneurs and foreign firms seeking headquarters often discover that Switzerland offers more than......
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 Switzerland Travel Guide | Travel Information Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Small, mountainous and wealthy, with a population of just seven million, Switzerland is renowned for its enviable quality of life in a country that ticks along like clockwork.
Switzerland's famed political neutrality and isolated location, ring-fenced by mountains, have enabled it to play a safe but central role in European affairs.
Switzerland's political model is based on consensus-building, and considering that the country consists of several culturally different groups speaking different languages, Swiss German, French, Italian and Rhaeto-Rumantsch, the country's peaceful domestic situation is admirable.
www.worldtravelguide.net /country/270/country_guide/Europe/Switzerland.html   (372 words)

 Switzerland - Country Profile - Suisse - Schweiz - Svizzera - Switzerland Tourism
As a result, the valleys of Uri, Schwyz, and Unterwalden at the north foot of the Gotthard massif suddenly became a focal point of European power politics, and this led their inhabitants to found the core of what was to become Switzerland with a pact of mutual assistance.
Switzerland's independence and neutrality have long been honored by the major European powers and Switzerland was not involved in either of the two World Wars.
The political and economic integration of Europe over the past half century, as well as Switzerland's role in many UN and international organizations, may be rendering obsolete the country's concern for neutrality.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/switzerland.htm   (1008 words)

 Switzerland & the Holocaust Assets
Switzerland is in the center of an international dispute regarding the recovery and redistribution of assets which were stolen or have disappeared during and following World War II.
Over 560 000 people have submitted a claim, and claims can still be put forward at swissbankclaims.com until the end of the Summer.
Last September, senior editor Gabriel Schoenfeld published a sharp and well-documented piece called "A Growing Scandal" where he analyzed the "continually expanding list of Holocaust restitution projects" and the "questionable nature of some of the claims" and criticized attorneys, politicians, and Jewish organizations.
www.giussani.com /holocaust-assets/welcome.html   (640 words)

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