One of the Swiss mainstays is dairy farming and this country is home
to some of the best cheeses that can be found.
Winters are long and snowy in the mountains, while the valleys have
fog and rain. Summers are usually mild.
Switzerland is known for its high mountains, the
(in south) and Jura (in northwest) with a central plateau of rolling
hills, plains, and large lakes. The Alps are a row of mountains dividing southern Europe from Northern Europe.
is one of the most popular mountains in the alps.
is a mountain that lies on the border of Italy and Switerland, and close to the border with France. It is is the only Alpine peak shared by three countries.
ranks second with Germany as the most densely forested country
in Europe. In the Swiss plateau and lowlands grow many varieties of
plants and trees (palm, magnolia, chestnut, walnut, apple, pear,
cherry). Deciduous forests of beech, maple, and oak are
characteristic below about 1,400 m (about 4,500 ft), and coniferous
forests, primarily of pine and fir, flourish above that height. At
higher elevations, the flora consists of Alpine species such as
edelweiss, anemone, lily, and Swiss pines.
A Canton is one of the states of the Swiss confederation.
There are 26 cantons.
Expressionist painter known for the fine lines and geometry in his watercolors and illustrations.
Do you know the Swiss cantons? Click on the map, then drag and drop
the shields into the correct location.
a wooden horn from 3 ft to 12 ft (91 cm3.7 m) long, sometimes
curved slightly, with conical bore and a cup-shaped mouthpiece. In
Switzerland it is used to call cattle and to entertain tourists.
in Switzerland is 10 miles (16 km)
long , took 10 years to construct, and is the longest in the world.