25 Crazy Facts You Never Knew About Switzerland

Although you know it has mountains, cows, and lots of chocolate, you probably didn’t realize a lot of crazy things about Switzerland. It’s the only direct democracy in the world, it has some of the most liberal guns laws, and yes, there are actually palm trees! These are 25 crazy facts you never knew about Switzerland.

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You probably wouldn't have thought this but Switzerland has some of the most liberal gun laws of any country (2.3–4.5 million guns in a population of 8 million)

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It also has one of the lowest crime rates in the world

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Foreigners account for 23% of Switzerland's roughly 8 million people

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Switzerland isn't all mountains, in the south there are actually palm trees around Lake Lugano

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Switzerland has 4 national languages - German, French, Italian, and Romansch

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