Swiss Geography

9 Apr

Swiss Geography

Learning a bit about the areas I will visit this summer. I’ve always loved maps and geography, and this one of Switzerland is illuminating. There are basically three geographic areas in the country: the Jura, the plateau, and the Alps. The Jura, a sliver taking up about 10% of the land area, is in the extreme west and northwest. Dinosaur bones have been found there dating from the Jurassic period. Thus the name. In the middle is the plateau making up 30% of the land area. Two-thirds of the Swiss population live in this area. Traveling through it you are always in sight of man-made structures. The business and government of Switzerland takes place here. I will land in Zurich and spend some time in Konstanz on the Bodensee, both of which lie on the plateau. The remaining area is the mountainous and more sparsely populated Alpine region, covering the remaining 60% of the land. This is the region devoted to tourism and the reason people come from all over the world to visit Switzerland. Luzern is here. A very picturesque and historic gem of a city located on Lake Luzern. I am looking forward to making that my hub while I am in die Schweiz.


11 Responses to “Swiss Geography”

  1. bambangpriantono April 9, 2013 at 12:54 pm #

    I wish I can see Alps.

    • Rosemarie April 9, 2013 at 12:56 pm #

      I hope you get there someday. In the mean time you will see my photos this summer.

      • bambangpriantono April 9, 2013 at 12:57 pm #

        Yes…I hope so…one day I’ll see there. And when will you come here? 😀

      • Rosemarie April 9, 2013 at 1:28 pm #

        That would be very nice, but it is probably too far for me to travel. I will have to enjoy Malaysia through your blog.

      • bambangpriantono April 9, 2013 at 1:30 pm #

        Indonesia..hehehehe…Malaysia is my neighbour.

      • Rosemarie April 9, 2013 at 1:32 pm #

        So sorry. You see how little I know of Asia. I have never traveled that far. I will not make that mistake again.

      • bambangpriantono April 9, 2013 at 1:39 pm #

        Hehehee, no problem. I hope you can get more information about Indonesia through my blog.

      • Rosemarie April 9, 2013 at 1:56 pm #

        Several years ago I had a university student from Malaysia. When I think of your part of the world, I automatically think of Malaysia. He spoke four languages.

      • bambangpriantono April 9, 2013 at 1:58 pm #

        Oooo….I see then. Sometimes people mislead between Malaysian and Indonesian as we look very similar. Even with Filipinos we are also almost identical in physical appearances.

  2. Sartenada April 12, 2013 at 10:14 am #

    Swiss people are very kind. Once we lost on our road trip around the Bodensee in Germany to Swiss side and I had to ask where the road to Germany from a man in his garden. He helped us and I remember it always.

    • Rosemarie April 12, 2013 at 12:41 pm #

      My cousin lives in Konstanz, Germany and I will be visiting him this summer. I am looking forward to being at the Bodensee once again.

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