Switzerland is called the 'Playground of Europe'. Similarly, some other countries of the world are also known by special names. Given below are special names of some countries. Rearrange the letters to find the names of these countries.
- Land of Rising Sun (PJANA)
- Land of Golden Fleece (LTUASAAIR)
- The Gift of the Nile (PGETY)
- Sugar Bowl of the World (BACU)
- Land of the Incas (REUP)
Greece is a neighbouring country of Switzerland. True or False?
Corrected statement — Austria, Liechtenstein, France, Italy and Germany are neighbouring countries of Switzerland.
Name two rivers of Switzerland.
Two rivers of Switzerland are:
- The Rhone
- The Rhine
Switzerland has ............... official languages.
Switzerland has four official languages.
When should you visit Switzerland, if you are interested in skiing?
One should visit Switzerland between December and April, if interested in skiing.
Switzerland is famous for (watches/automobiles).
Switzerland is famous for watches.
Write two examples
Write two examples of each from Switzerland:
- Tourist attractions
- Mountains — The Alps and the Jura mountains
- Lakes — Lake Geneva and Lake Lucerne
- Peaks — Titlis and Matterhorn
- Cities — Bern and Zurich
- Tourist attractions — Swiss National park and Rhine Falls
Read the clues and write the names
Read the clues and write the names:
- This country lies to the north of Switzerland.
- Tourists visit this village to see the Matterhorn.
- The Chapel Bridge is in this city.
- The headquarters of many United Nations agencies are in this city.
- The capital of Switzerland.
Give reasons for the following
Many people in Switzerland live in the countryside.
Many people who work in the cities like to live in the countryside to take advantage of cheaper land and better quality of life.
Tourism industry in Switzerland began to develop in the early nineteenth century.
Tourism industry in Switzerland began to develop in the early nineteenth century when the British mountaineers started to come here to climb the main peaks of the Alps Mountains. During this time the Thomas Cook and Lunn Travel companies also started to organize tourist holidays to Switzerland.
Answer these questions
What do you know about the climate of Switzerland?
The climate of Switzerland is moderate. The temperature drops to below freezing point mostly between December and March. July and August are the hottest months.
Write the names of five things that can be bought as souvenirs from Switzerland.
Five things that can be bought as souvenirs from Switzerland are:
- Crystal items
- Cuckoo clocks
- Swiss army knives
What is Jungfraujoch? How can it be reached?
Jungfraujoch is a glacier in the Alps. It can be reached by train from Interlaken. The Jungfraujoch railway station is the highest railway station in Europe.
What is Chateau de Chillon? Where is it located?
Chateau de Chillon is an old castle which is one of the most visited historic building in Switzerland. It is located on the shore of Lake Geneva, near Montreux.
Name the National park of Switzerland. Write the names of three animals found there.
Swiss National park is the National park of Switzerland.
Three animals found here are:
- Golden eagles