Top 10 Most Interesting Facts about Switzerland


Established in 1291 as a union between three cantons chafing against Habsburg rule, Switzerland has been an independent country for more than two hundred years. This beautiful country is made of 26 cantons embracing three major languages: German, French, and Italian. Interestingly enough, foreigners make up 25% of Switzerland’s workforce as the country’s exports represent almost half the nation’s economy.

Switzerland is also known around the world for its well-armed citizens, the only country on Earth that has more guns/capita than America. So join us over the next few minutes as we find out more Switzerland facts that are both interesting and mind-blowing to some extent.

9Swiss people recycle quite a lot

The individual recycling rate of all recyclable materials in Switzerland is above 94% for glass, 81% for aluminum, 85% for paper, 80% for PET plastic, and more than 70% for batteries. This makes Switzerland one of the most eco-friendly countries in the world. By comparison, most countries average around half those numbers, and we are talking here about first world countries that oughta know better.