There are 21 Nobel Prize Winners from Switzerland.
All About Switzerland
LIST OF CANTONS
The 26 cantons of Switzerland are the member states of the federal state of Switzerland. There were eight cantons during 1353–1481, and thirteen cantons during 1513–1798.
Switzerland was formed in 1291 as a union of three states and became an independent country in 1815. The constitution, adopted in 1848, does not allow for troops to be sent to serve in foreign wars. The country has remained neutral in conflicts around the world, including both world wars.
Switzerland did not become a member of the United Nations until 2002, and is not a member of the European Union.
PEOPLE & CULTURE
Switzerland is one of the world’s wealthiest countries. The Swiss are well known for the chocolate, watches, and clocks.
There is not a single official language in Switzerland. People speak one of several languages, including Swiss German, French, and Italian.
Switzerland is a small mountainous country located in central Europe. It is bordered by France, Italy, Austria, Germany, and Liechtenstein.
Most of the population lives in the plateau which is between the high Alps in the south and the Jura mountains in the north. The mountainous area in the south is sparsely populated.
OFFICIAL NAME: The Swiss Confederation
AREA: 15,940 square miles (41,284 square kilometers)
About 16 times smaller than the size of Texas
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: German, French, Italian, Romansch
MAJOR MOUNTAIN RANGES: Jura, Alps
MAJOR RIVERS: Rhône, Rhine