What makes Switzerland such a good country? They are rich
Depending on whose estimates you trust, Switzerland ranks eighth or ninth in the world when it comes to GDP per capita – around $ 58,000.
Citizens live longer
Life expectancy in Switzerland is 83.4 years, ranking tenth in the world when it comes to the life expectancy of a nation.
Chocolate: Research shows that chocolate triggers the release of dopamine in the brain – and no one makes chocolate as well as the Swiss.
They are not fat
Switzerland has one of the lowest obesity rates in Europe (around 9%), on par with Sweden, France, Italy and the Netherlands. On average the Swiss working week is between 40 and 42 hours. Under Swiss law an employee may work a maximum of 45-50 hours in one week (depending on the sector). Swiss employers often allow their staff to work flexible hours. Annual leave is a minimum of four weeks or (20 days). For employees under the age of 20, annual leave is 25 days.
Most Swiss citizens understand German (both Swiss-German and Standard German), French and English, and possibly Italian.
Switzerland is known for its healthcare system called “Santésuisse” where waiting hours are among the lowest in the world. No wonder the International Committee of the Red Cross is based in Geneva.
Ignorance does not seem to be bliss. There are 25 Nobel laureates from Switzerland with a population of 8 million. That is more per capita than almost any other country.
Switzerland is well known for the Alps in the south and south east. North of the Alps, the Swiss Plateau runs along the east–west axis of the country. Most of the population of Switzerland lives on the rolling hills and plains of the plateau. The smaller Jura Mountains are located on the north west side of the plateau. Much of the northern border with Germany follows the Rhine, through the Rhine enters Switzerland near Schaffhausen. The eastern border with Germany and a portion of Austria is drawn through Lake Constance (German: Bodensee). A portion of the southwest border with France is drawn through Lake Geneva.