What are some remarkable facts about Switzerland?

We all know that Switzerland is one of the most rich countries in the world. However, there are some things you might have never heard about it before.

  • Almost half of marriages in Switzerland end in divorce.

  • In case of a nuclear war, Switzerland has enough bunkers to house its entire population.

  • To apply for Swiss citizenship, you have to live in Switzerland for at least 12 years.

  • Switzerland produces the most chocolate in the world.

  • Switzerland was originally called Helvetia.

  • Swiss chocolate makers Henri ‘Nestle’ and ‘Daniel Peter’ invented milk chocolate.

  • Teaching in Switzerland is one of the uppermost paid professions.

  • Most of the world’s luxury watches are produced in Switzerland like Tissot, TAG Heuer, Rolex and Patek Philippe.

  • Snowboarding, skiing, and mountaineering are popular sports in Switzerland.

  • Assisted suicide in Switzerland is legal.

  • Nescafe, the world’s first instant coffee, was invented in Switzerland.

  • In Switzerland, bank tellers are secured by bulletproof glass.

  • Switzerland is the only country to build an airplane that is powered by solar energy.

  • There are 208 mountains over 3,000 m high.

  • The Rolex company invented the first waterproof watch in Switzerland in 1927.

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Which of the facts suggested seemed the most surprising to you?

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What are your thoughts on this subject?
Palmer Scott
Elisabeth Koechli, not your life, not your decision. Keep your god-bothering beliefs out of other people’s choices.
Jul 19, 2019 4:33PM
Veronics Moss
Very interesting information I've been in Switzerland on holiday and enjoyed it. 😍
Mar 17, 2020 5:00PM
Krzysztof Trzcinski
You don't mention banks which provide heavenly rates and secret cover for super rich dictators and others wealthy unsavoury characters of the World. Is it fair?
Jan 10, 2020 6:55PM
Eleanor Massie
Bunkers to house the entire population!
Sep 30, 2019 9:41PM
Julie Allen
Geoffrey White, The first “instant coffee” is made in Britain in 1771. It was called a “coffee compound” and had a patent granted by the British government. The first American instant coffee was created in 1851. It was used during the Civil War and experimental “cakes” of instant coffee were shared in rations to soldiers. David Strang of Invercargill, New Zealand invented and patented instant or soluble coffee in 1890.
Sep 8, 2019 7:50PM
Hugo Studhalter
As a Swiss myself, i truly believe that Switzerland is « the «  country in the world!
Aug 31, 2019 7:26PM
Faith Bauerlein
Very interesting!
Aug 27, 2019 10:56PM
Lydia Wood
A very, very clean country!
Aug 18, 2019 7:07PM
Chriss Crockford
Interesting information.
Aug 10, 2019 2:05PM
Switzerland is gorgeous anytime of the year. Breath taking scenery and wonderful people.
Aug 1, 2019 4:47PM
Don Racette
Babs Reich Your husband wants to send YOU there permanently.
Jul 29, 2019 9:47PM
Amazing. Solar Energy Airplane! Good job Switzerland.
Jul 23, 2019 2:10AM
Ginnie Stone, why not just go to states here like oregon?
Jul 22, 2019 2:15PM
Lynne Cage
Informative thnx
Jul 22, 2019 7:35AM
Lynne Cage
Lucky to have visited this beautiful country 🏔
Jul 22, 2019 7:35AM
Babs Reich
I love Switzerland. Interesting facts".
Jul 20, 2019 7:23PM

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