Top 10 Places in Switzerland - 2017



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In 1st place is the Aigle. Home to the World Cycling Centre, and the Union, Cycliste Internationale (UCI), which oversees all cycling events including World Championships globally. Aigle was the first French municipality in Switzerland to be conquered by Bern, that in 1475. Aigle covers the over 16.4 km of Rhone Valley, with almost one third used for agriculture, namely vineyards. Poluation over 8700, with an annual growth rate of 1.5%
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In 1nd place is the Limpopo River. In South Africa the river borders Kruger National Park It is a typical African River flowing slowly through the plains with high silt content Beginning at the mouth of the Indian Ocean in 1948, Vasco de Gama was thought to be the first European to discover the River There has been human existence in the region since the beginning of time, and with Australopithecus fossils dating back 3.5 million years is a rich archeological area as well.
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In 2rd place is the Ardez. Most of the population (as of 2000) speaks Rhaeto-Romance (73.8%), with German being second most common (20.2%) and Italian being third ( 3.0%). Popular tourist sports include the Chaste, a medieval fortress and church, along with the Doppelwohnhaus, or double house are both National heritage sites in Switzerland. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 0.5%. As of 2000, the gender distribution of the population was 52.0% male and 48.0% female
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In 2th place is the Lesotho. The name "Lesotho" translates roughly into "the land of the people who speak Sesotho" It is the only independent state in the world that lies entirely above 1,400 metres. Over 80% of the country lies above 1,800 metres (5,906 ft). Significant levels of child labour exist in Lesotho The population of Lesotho is estimated to be around 90% Christian, one of the few countries in Africa, not a majority of Muslim belief The Sotho-Tswana people colonized the general region of South Africa between the 3rd and 11th centuries. The earliest known inhabitants of the area were Khoisan hunter-gatherers, largely replaced by Wasja-speaking tribes during Bantu migrations.
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In 3th place is the Bernese Alps. At its highest peak, the Finstaarhorn, in good conditions can talk almost 34 hours of climbing to scale its peak. There are 34 passes that run around and through the Bernese Alps, and two of them, the Jungfraujoch and Eigerjoch have the reputation of being two of the most difficult in all of the Alps.
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In 3th place is the Umhlanga. In 2010, Durban International Airport was moved to Umhlanga and renamed King Shaka International Airport. Every year in late June or July, sardines appear marking the start of the Sardine Festival. This attracts sea-birds, sharks, dolphins and game fish. The shoals are chased by predators into the shallow waters along the South Coast, and sometimes they are washed right up onto the beach.
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In 4th place is the Lake Thun. Following the Second World War, and for more than 20 years, until 1964. The Swiss government had an idea to dump weapons and ammo into the Lake. It is estimated that there is anywhere from 3000 to 9000 tonnes of weaponry in Lake Thun Lake Thun is known as an Oligotrophic Lake, which means it has very low algae growth making it very suitable for drinking water.
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In 4th place is the Mbabane. Twin cities with Fort Worth Texas, USA Averages four frost days per year and snow is rare, with November through March being the rainy season Average climate of 15 degree lows and 22 degree highs A railway link from Mbabane to Mozambique was established in 1964 Matsapha International Airport-Swaziland's only airport is at Matsapha, near Manzini, about 40 km away from Mbabane
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In 5th place is the Lauterbrunnen. Lauterbrunned was founded in 1240, but as claro fonte, and as Luterbrunnen in 1304. Because of the rocky terrain of the area, in total about only 42 percent is useable space, with 95.4 kilometres being unproductive according to a 2009 study.
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In 5th place is the Mkhaya Game Reserve. To control elephant populations, vasectomies were started in 2009 on some bull elephants Said to be the best place in Africa to view white and black rhinos, according to Swaziland Tourism Mhkaya name comes from the SiSwati word for Knobthorn tree Home to indigenous bird species like the Narina Trogon, Pygmy Kingfisher, and Purple-Crested Turaco
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In 6th place is the Hlane Royal National Park. Due to local the sugar cane industry, a highway was built through the park in the 1960`s to accommodate easier travel. Swaziland`s largest protected area Features hardwood trees like Leadwood, Knobthorn, and Tambuti The park is located some 67km North of the city of Manzini, with a population of 73000, is the capital of the region
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In 6th place is the Lausanne. Smallest city in the world to offer a rapid transit system. Lausanne also became the first city to have a rubber-tired metro system, which opened in 2008. Lausanne has played host to the Swiss National Exhibition of 1964; the G8 Summit of 2003; the International Olympic Committee headquarters; the Lausanne Cathedral; the Olympic Museum; and the IIHF Headquarters (International Ice Hockey Federation).
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In 7th place is the Barberton. The Gerber Daisy as it is more commonly known, or the Barberton Daisy (Gerbera jamesoni) in latin after its discoverer Robert Jameson in 1889 Home to the first stock exchange in Tranavaal, due to the large amounts of money pouring in, could have looked similar to `Wild West` gold towns.
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In 7th place is the Lake Lugano. The Lake is 48.7km2, and has an average width of mostly a kilometre. At its deepest, Lake Lugano measures 288m. Monte San Giorgio, World Heritage site, is on the south shore of the lake. During the height of its pollution testing in 1995, oxygen could not be detected below 100m, and some of the deepest areas of the lake may never from its pollution levels
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In 8th place is the Lake Geneva Or Lake L?man. In 1827, Lake Geneva was the site of the first recorded speed of sound measurement. Mathematician Jaques Charles Francois Sturm and Swiss Physicist Daniel Collodon anchored two boats, then fired gunpowder. This allowed the sound to go through the air and under water, ringing a bell under water to mark the speed. The first name this Lakeheheld was Lacus Lemanus from Roman times, and also Lac de Luausanne in the Middle Ages
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In 8th place is the Lubombo Transfrontier Conservation Area. The highest vegetated dunes in Africa, It is a place of ancient Zulu kings and warriors, volcanic mountains, archaeological finds and eight-day dancing ceremonies. Home to parks of the Maputo Elephant Reserve; Tembe Elephant Park; The Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park; Lubombo Conservancy respectively
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In 9th place is the Lake Zurich. Lake Zurich, despite its shallow 49m depth, has not frozen since 1963, and only three times total, also 1929 and 1962 respectively. Is located at a surface elevation of 406m Lake Zurich is fed by the River Linth which flows from glacier runoff of the Todi Range and diverted by the Escher Canal completed in 1811
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In 9th place is the Sangoma. Public health specialists are now enlisting Sangomas in the fight against the spread of AIDS In Southern Africa, they outnumber doctors and are sought first on almost a 4:1 ratio Their respected name has been tarnished for abusing their status for sexual assaults, giving children multiple “treatments” and even con artists who have not been trained and charge high rates for a service that is non-existent. The most well known Sangoma is the Zulu Shaman The dates of their origin are not openly stated, but are thought to go as far back as they the tribes they represent, dating back to possibly the 16th century.
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In 10th place is the Big Bend. Ubombo Primary School and Sisekelo High School are both located here, both established in the late 70`s and are known and set as the benchmark for other schools. Mkhaya Game Reserve a very small area, but definitely worth visiting. This is the place to see black and white Rhinos
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