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11 Surprising Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Switzerland

The divorce rate in Switzerland is around 43%, and people also marry late – men at the age of 31.8 and women at age 29.5

Switzerland is one of the two countries in the world which has a square flag. The second is Vatican City.

The first waterproof watch was invented by Rolex in 1927 in Switzerland.

Switzerland is also the only country in the world to have built an airplane (Solar Impluse) that is powered by solar energy. It has traveled 40,000 kilometers without a single drop of fuel.

The world’s first instant coffee was invented in 1938 in Switzerland.

The highest railway station in Europe, Jungfraujoch railway station is in Switzerland. It is built at an altitude of 11,332 feet above sea level.

Nearly half of Switzerland’s population owns guns.

The world’s smallest toolbox – the Swiss Army Knife – was invented by Karl Elsner.

Charlie Chaplin spent the last 25 years of his life in Switzerland.

More films produced by India are shot in Switzerland than in any other country.

Switzerland’s crime and unemployment rate is one of the lowest in the world.

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