Zurich Switzerland Travel Guide – Top Things To See & Experience
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Did you guys know that Switzerland is declared to be the happiest place in the world, according to The World Happiness Report issued by Sustainable Development Solutions Network for United Nations? And to top it all Zurich is the city with the best quality of life in the world.
It’s the largest city in Switzerland but on a world scale it’s rather small. With only about 400,000 inhabitants, Zurich is not even the capital. The capital is Bern. The Swiss have deliberately avoided naming a capital city in order to keep the power of each canton (federal state) in balance. This is because the cantons were originally sovereign states and they were united as equals when Switzerland was constituted and they still have a strong degree of independence. The cantons are governed at the federal level, but also have their own constitutions, parliament, government, and courts.
Another interesting thing about Zurich is that only two thirds of its residents are actually Swiss citizens. Germans and Italians make up the next largest population groups, which is part of the reason why the city, as almost all Switzerland speaks four languages: German, Italian, English, and French.