حقائق عامة

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  • Switzerland: How to

    How do you dispose of rubbish in Switzerland? Will a foreign diploma be recognised? From Switzerland's visa requirements to how the school system works, here you'll find useful tips, facts and links to practical information about Switzerland from SWI...

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  • Security, Criminality and Insurance

    Health and Insurance Drinking and eating-out is hygienic and the tap water is safe. Immunization for contagious diseases is only required if the traveler has been in an infected area within 14 days preceding arrival in Switzerland. Personal...

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  • Population

    There are approximately 8 million people in Switzerland. Demographic trends are being influenced by multilingualism, the rising average age and the high proportion of foreigners living in the country. Over 22.7% of the country’s approx. 8 million...

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  • Language distribution

    Switzerland has four unevenly distributed languages and a wealth of dialects. German (63.5 %) German is by far the most widely spoken language in Switzerland: 19 of the country’s 26 cantons are predominantly (Swiss) German-speaking. French (22.5 %)...

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  • Religion

    The majority of people living in Switzerland are Christian. Approx. 38% are Roman Catholic, and 27% Protestant (2015 figures). There are also many other religions represented in Switzerland: 5% Muslim, 0.5% Buddhist, 0.3% Jewish. The number of people...

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  • Politics

    1848: The founding of Switzerland The establishment of the modern state of Switzerland dates back to 1848. Prior to this, Switzerland consisted of a loose alliance of independent cantons. In 1848 Switzerland formed a modern constitution which made a...

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  • Swissness

    The language communities eat different things and have different traditions and customs. Even their shared history only goes back about two centuries. The Swiss themselves are sometimes puzzled about what they have in common apart from their...

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  • Geography

    Switzerland has an area of 41,285 square kilometres (15,940 square miles). The productive area - that is, the area without the lakes, rivers, unproductive vegetation and no vegetation at all - covers 30,753 square km (11,870 square miles). It...

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  • Economy

    Switzerland’s economy is based on a highly qualified labour force performing highly skilled work. The main areas include microtechnology, hitech, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, as well as banking and insurance know-how. The service sector now...

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  • Sustainability & environment

    Switzerland - Nation of recyclers Swiss citizens are champions when it boils down to recycling – and 94% of old glass and 81% of PET containers make their way to special collection points instead of household bins. Tree-land is on the...

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معلومات عامة

  • العطلات العامة

    العطلات الإقليمية والمحلية مثل2يناير، 1مايو (عيد العمال)، 7يونيو عيد جسد المسيح خميس الجسد، هي من بين الأمور الأخرى وتشاهد في أجزاء كثيرة من البلد.

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  • Drinking water

    The water distributed in Switzerland meets very high-quality standards. Eighty percent of the water comes from underground sources, the rest is taken from the lakes. The establishment of groundwater protection zones makes it possible to distribute...

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  • Telephone and mail

    Phoning home and within Switzerland If calling from Switzerland, you need to enter the international country code. For example, for Germany the international country code is "+49", for France "+33". The country code is followed by the area code...

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  • خدمة التجول عبر الانترنت: يتاح التجول عبر الهاتف المحمول في كافة الأماكن في سويسرا

    هل تريد تجنب مصاريف التصفح عبر التجوال وأيضا البث اللاسلكي فائق الدقة؟ لدينا بعض النصائح عن كيفية الاستمتاع بالتصفح عبر الانترنت في سويسرا بأقل الأسعار إن كان لديك جهاز يتيح استقبال شبكة الانترنت المحلية اللاسلكية أو كان لديك شبكة اتصال

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  • Food and drink

    If variety is the spice of life, Swiss food truly presents a flavourful platter. Regional cuisine is wide and varied. Masterful local chefs create new ways to present traditional treats. Some gain international acclaim with edible artworks based on...

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  • Smoking policy

    Since 1 May 2010, smoking has been forbidden in Switzerland in enclosed areas when they are open to the public or serve as a workplace for more than one person. Hence it is forbidden to smoke in restaurants, public buildings and offices. Smoking is...

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  • Alcohol and tobacco

    Alcohol is sold in supermarkets. The age limit for the purchase of wine and beer is 16 years, and 18 years for high-proof alcohol. There is no nationwide minimum age for the purchase of tobacco in Switzerland. Depending on the canton, the minimum age...

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  • Time zone

    During the winter, Central European Time (CET) applies in Switzerland. From the end of March to the end of October, Summer Time applies (CET + 1 hour).

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  • الرياضات

    تسلق الجبال / السير على الأقدام إن كلاً من محبي المشي الذين يسعون إلى الاسترخاء ومتسلقي الجبال الخبراء يجدون مقصد عطلة مثالي في الجبال السويسرية. وإن المعدات الجيدة ضرورية والنشرة الجوية يجب دائماً أن تدرس وهنا يمكنك أن تجد مئة اقتراح من أجل...

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  • "طائرات بدون طيار في سماء سويسرا"

    تتميّز سويسرا بالعديد من الأماكن الجميلة ، ويسعدنا عند استخدام ضيوفنا لطائراتهم من دون طيار إنتاج أفلام عن معالم سويسرا. ولا تُعد الطائرات بدون طيار مشكلة في كثير من الأماكن في سويسرا. ومع ذلك، هناك بعض القيود التي ينبغي عليكم الانتباه لها. Drones...

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حالة طوارئ

  • المستشفيات والعيادات

    مرضى القلب في أيد أمينة في سويسرا، وكذلك مرضى الرئة وإعادة التأهيل. المستشفيات والعيادات متخصصة للغاية وتلبي الاحتياجات المحددة لمرضاهم.

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  • Medical care

    Medical care in Switzerland is among the best in the world. You can consult any attending doctor in Switzerland. For emergencies, you may go to the nearest hospital or emergency practice, or in urgent cases, call the ambulance (144). Each hospital...

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  • Pharmacies

    Pharmacies in Switzerland have a sign saying "Apotheke" and are usually open during regular business opening times (8 am to noon, and 2 pm to 6 pm, and on Saturday to 4 pm/5 pm). Some pharmacies (often at stations and airports) have longer hours or...

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  • Lost and Found

    If you lose something during your stay in Switzerland, please contact the nearest lost property office. If anyone finds lost property, it should be handed in there. Lost property offices are usually run by the local municipality. In addition, public...

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  • Dentist

    In the case of toothache or a dental emergency, please contact the nearest dentist. Unless you have the necessary insurance, you will usually have to bear the costs yourself. For emergencies outside of opening times, please contact an emergency...

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  • Safer Travel

    Travelling is special and nothing should spoil the enjoyment it brings. That’s why we want to ensure that you and your belongings are kept safe on your trip. And if any problems do arise, you will find on www.safertravel.ch all the...

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المال والتسوق

  • العملة

    الرجاء الملاحظة أن عملة سويسرا هو الفرنك السويسري وعادة يشار له بـ CHF. وإن سويسرا ليست جزءاً من الاتحاد الأوروبي ولهذا فهي ليست مجبرة بالتحول إلى اليورو. وبالرغم من ذلك، فإن الكثير من الأسعار يشار لها باليورو بحيث يستطيع الزوار أن يقارنوا بين...

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  • بطاقات الاعتماد

    إن آمن وأسهل نموذج للنقود هو الشيكات السياحية وبطاقات الاعتماد. وإن أكثر البطاقات استخداماً هي أميركان إكسبريس وماستر كارد والفيزا.

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  • Prices and quality of life

    Although living in a Swiss city is fairly expensive, the quality of life is also correspondingly high. In 2006, Zurich and Geneva occupied the first two places in an international comparison of 350 cities by Mercer Consulting. The study took 39...

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  • Tax free shopping

    The VAT you pay on purchased goods in Switzerland is 7.7%. You may ask at the shops for your Tax Free Form and reclaim the VAT. Your total purchases in a shop must amount to more than CHF 300 (including VAT). You must be a resident outside...

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  • ساعات العمل

    بشكل عام تفتح المكاتب من الساعة 8 صباحاً وحتى الساعة 12 ظهراً. ومن الساعة 2 بعد الظهر وحتى 7 مساءً في أيام الأسبوع. وتغلق في نهايات الأسبوع.

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  • Tipping

    You never have to worry about tipping in Switzerland, as tips are included in the price. You can, however, add a smile to the face of someone who has provided good service by rounding up to the nearest franc or round figure.

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