Thursday, February 16, 2012


I live in Switzerland, so I am Swiss. In my country we speak German, French, Italian and Romansh. The Romansh is only spoken here. Our political system is democracy and it is a federal republic.

The population of Switzerland is 7,866,500 people. The country is situated in western Europe, where it is bordered With Germany to the north, France to the west, Italy to the south, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east.

Our currency is the Swiss franc and it is used by Liechtenstein too. The total area of Switzerland is 41,285 sq km. Bern is the capital city but there are cities more important and famous like Geneva or Basel. In fact, Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland.

This country was founded in 1291, but in 1798, Napoleon conquered it. Finally Switzerland regained its independence in 1815. In the Twentieth Century Switzerland was not invaded during either of the world wars.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau is from Switzerland, as well as the mathematician Leonhard Euler. Maybe the most successful Swiss in the world is the tennis player Roger Federer. Switzerland is also very famous because of the Gruyère or Emmental cheese, and chocolate. In fact, the Swiss Daniel Peter invented the milk chocolate bar.

This is the Swiss hymn.

Switzerland is not a member of the European Union.

I like living here because is a very beautiful and special country. It has a lot of varied landscapes in a small area. On the Swiss Alps there are a lot of great mountains, valleys and lakes but also there are internationals cities like Zurich or Geneva. So I think Switzerland is a good place to live in, but it is a bit expensive. For me, it is perfect because I love chocolate.

1 comment:

  1. Very good , Clara.
    Good idea to include the Swiss National Anthem!!