2014 GENEVA UNICEF MARATHON, SWITZERLAND: 4:32:23 (2013-05-05)


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Capital: Bern

Population: 8 million

Currency: Swiss Frank (CHF)

Famous people from Switzerland:

Henry Dunant (founder of the Red Cross), Albert Einstein (physics), Roger Federer (tennis), William Tell (legendary 14th century hero)

Fun facts about Switzerland:

Geneva is the seat of the European headquarters of United Nations (UN), World Health Organization (WHO), the World Trade Organization (WTO), United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), World Economic Forum (WEF), Airports Council International (ACI), International Organization for Standardization (ISO) & World Wide Web Virtual Library.

Switzerland was founded in 1291, as a union of three cantons chafing against Habsburg rule, and became independent in 1815.

There are four official languages in Switzerland, namely German, French, Italian, and Romansh.

Switzerland has the second highest life expectancy in Europe, after Sweden.

Jungfraujoch, at an elevation of 11330 feet is the highest train station in Europe.

Lac leman (Lake Geneva) is the largest land locked lake in Western Europe.

Switzerland has the densest railway system in the world with 3107 miles of tracks.

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