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Switzerland is in the Northern Hemisphere, in Western Europe. It borders Austria, Liechtenstein, France, Italy and Germany. As there is no coastline around Switzerland it is landlocked. Its closest seas are the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, and the closest ocean is the Atlantic Ocean. Switzerland is north-west from Brisbane; the distance from Brisbane to Bern is 16323.76 kilometres. The latitude is 46°, and the longitude 7°.

Rhone RiverThe Rhone River is a major river flowing from Switzerland into France. It is roughly 813 kilometres long and is the only major river flowing directly into the Mediterranean Sea. It originates in the Swiss Alps, and the source of the water is from the Rhone Glacier in Valais, the Swiss Alps. It can affect living by draining rich plains and helping orchard fruits grow. It also has a source of water for the inhabitants there.Swiss AlpsThe Swiss Alps is a major main landform in Switzerland that covers approximately 65% of Switzerland’s surface. The glaciers of the Swiss Alps cover an area of 1220 km2. The highest point in the Swiss Alps is Monte Rosa (Dufourspitze), at the height of 4, 634 metres. The Swiss Alps is 2,000 metres above sea level. The average temperature is 56°C – way below freezing!





Kapellbrücke Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge), is a Bridge and Water Tower that was built in 1333 to protect the city of Lucerne from invaders/enemies. It’s located on the Reuss River at Lucerne, Switzerland. ‘Kapellbrücke’ means Chapel Bridge in German. It is 204 metres long. A major part of the Bridge was destroyed by fire in 1993.Palace of Nations The Palace of Nations is a palace built from 1929- 1938 (9 years). It is the headquarters for the League of Nations. There were five architects that designed it- Joseph Vago, Carlo Broggi, Henri-Paul Nenot, Camille Lefevre, and Julien Flegenheimer. It has 2800 offices and 34 conference rooms. The Palace of Nations is located in Ariana Park, Geneva, Switzerland.

ClimateSwitzerland’s climate is generally temperate, having cool winters and warm summers, with the exception of the Alps which have ice and snow. Even though Switzerland is believed to be very cold, due to global warming, ski resorts wouldn’t work without artificial snow! The climate of Switzerland is influenced by the Atlantic ocean and the Mediterranean sea. The west winds transport the sea air to Switzerland, as it is landlocked. It is common for Switzerland to move from a cold, cloudy landscape to a beautiful blue sky in a few minutes. The summer temperature usually goes up to 30°C. The winter temperature wouldn’t normally go down to -33°C (the lowest temperature ever recorded in Switzerland), but would sometimes get down to -15°C or -20°C.Climate affecting people’s livesSome Switzerland recreational activities are hiking, skiing and cycling. Due to the cold climate, it is essential for all houses in Switzerland to have heaters. The type of clothing needed for the climate in winter is waterproof clothing and heavyweights ( jacket, coat, long-sleeved t-shirt), whereas in the summer, people wear medium or lightweights ( t-shirt, shorts etc). Switzerland is famous for their delicious Swiss chocolate, which is very popular! They are also famous for their Swiss cheese, such as the Emmentaler cheese with big holes in it.

Climate and it's effects

Switzerland is in the Northern Hemisphere, while Australia is in the Southern. Australia is a continent/island/country, with the coast all around, whereas Switzerland is a very small landlocked country with no coast at all, and is part of the continent Europe. Switzerland’s population is gradually increasing, with a population of 8.081 million, but Australia’s population is rapidly increasing at 23.13 million! The only difference between Australia and Switzerland’s climate is that Switzerland can get a bit colder than temperate and Australia can get a bit warmer than temperate. The main languages spoken in Switzerland are German, French, Italian and Rumansch, and the main ones spoken in Australia are English, Indigenous languages and Vietnamese.

Australia vs Switzerland


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