Western Europe
Geography

Western Europe

Western Europe is mainly a cultural / political concept created and used during the Cold War. This mainly means the European countries that participated in World War I. It differed earlier, and to some extent still, from Eastern Europe in areas such as economics, politics, culture and religion rather than on clear geographical boundaries. These […]

Switzerland Mineral Resources
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Switzerland Mineral Resources and Industry

The resources of the subsoil are very modest. The salt is the only mineral mined in large measure mainly by deposits Bex (Vaud) and Rheinfelden (Canton of Aargau). For minerals, and in particular for oil, Switzerland is therefore practically entirely taxed from abroad. On the contrary, the water potential is very relevant; along the steps […]

Zurich
Travel

Zurich Travel Guide

Although Zurich is perhaps best known as an important financial hub, the city offers everything a city break should include. Here you get one of the hippest and liveliest destinations in Europe. Zurich – a safe, beautiful and clean city According to DigoPaul, Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland (the capital is Bern), with […]

Switzerland Religion
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Switzerland Religion

The majority of Swiss are Christian, of which slightly more Catholics than Protestants. The latter belong to the Reformed Church which originated in Switzerland. One fifth of the residents say they have no religion at all. Christianity came early to Switzerland with Roman soldiers and merchants, but only in the early Middle Ages did the […]