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How many countries border Switzerland?
There are 5; Austria, France, Germany, Italy and little Liechtenstein
What is the official capital of Switzerland?
In fact, Switzerland does not have a capital!
Bern is only a "federal city", sometimes referred to as a de facto capital
What is the southernmost canton of Switzerland?
What was Switzerland's position during both World Wars?
part of the Axis / Central Powers
Which of the following companies is a Swiss one?
Nestlé is headquartered in Vevey, Novartis in Basel and Swatch in Biel/Bienne
What is the most commonly spoken non-official language in Switzerland?
English 5.4%, Albanian 2.7%, Serbo-Croatian 2.3%, Spanish 2.3%
What is the top-level domain of Switzerland?
"ch" is an abbreviation for Confoederatio Helvetica (Latin for Swiss Confederation)
Which famous village is situated on the foot of the Matterhorn?
Which of the following words is a common Swiss name?
It's pronounced bey-ah-t
The most successful Swiss ice hockey club hails from ... ?
It's the Hockey Club Davos, holding 31 titles
When did Switzerland get its independence?
1848 (Foundation of the Swiss Confederation)
1815 (Congress of Vienna)
1648 (Peace of Westphalia)
Tricky! 1291 was just a judical oath and in 1815/1848, Switzerland already existed
Which of the following statements is true?
Although we have the densest railway network,
it remains to this day the most punctual one
Although every fourth person has a gun, we had a one mass shooting since 1980
Although we are landlocked, we do have a merchant navy
All of them are true. Fun fact: it is part of Swiss culture to rant about trains
when they're arriving one minute later than expected
Who is the national personification of Switzerland?
What is the national airline of Switzerland?
Which of the following special records do we hold?
Highest percentage of smartphone users at nearly 74%
Most-attended ice hockey league outside North America
Longest road tunnel outside Asia
First to win the Eurovision Song Contest twice
It's the National League (c. 6,700 spectators), coming second after the NHL
Which of the following cities is located in Switzerland?
Évian is French, Cortina is Italian and Schaan is in Liechtenstein
Which of the following dishes does not necessarily require cheese?
Rösti is made out of potatoes
Who is the most successful Swiss tennis player of all time?
20 Grand Slams!
What is our relation towards the EU?
An upcoming referendum in 2020 has good chances of being approved
We never held a EU membership referendum
We rejected a EU membership by 50.3% of the votes back in 1992
We aren't part of it, but participate in the European Economic Area (EEA)
We never voted about joining the EU. We refused the EEA membership in 1992. As of 2018, only 3% have a favourable view towards the European Union. No referendum is planned.
As of 2019, how many years have passed since the last war took place on Swiss ground?
It was the Sonderbund War of 1847, basically Protestants vs. Catholics
Very nice quiz, kudos to you!