There are only two square national flags in the world:
The flags of Switzerland and the Vatican.
Helvetica, one of the most popular fonts in the world, was developed in 1957 by the graphic designer Max Miedinger in conjunction with Eduard Hoffmann, the managing director of the Haas Type Foundry in Münchenstein near Basel.
Helvetica, one of the most popular fonts in the world, was developed in 1957 in Münchenstein near Basel.
The highest peak in Switzerland, the Dufourspitze, lies 4634 metres above sea level. The lowest point in Switzerland is on Lago Maggiore, only 195 metres above sea level and only 70 kilometres from the Dufourspitze.
The 1000 franc bank note has the highest monetary note value in the world!
Swiss cannabis consumption is one of the highest in the world:
It is estimated that approximately 60,000 potheads smoke around 100 tonnes of hashish and marijuana annually.
Roughly 70% of Switzerland consists of mountains. 208 of these are over 3000 metres high, 24 over 4000 metres.
Albert Einstein was working at the patent office in Bern, when he published his theory of relativity.
In 2012, 18 Swiss chocolate manufacturers produced 172,376 tonnes of chocolate. Apparently the average Swiss person makes their way through roughly ten kilos of chocolate per year; double that of the average American with 5.3 kilos.
The Dalai Lama owns the smallest vineyard in the world –La Vigne à Farinet in Wallis –, which is 1.67 square metres in size and has three vines.
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