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Switzerland Landforms

Switzerland Landforms

Switzerland landform is considered the most unique in the entire world. It is the terrains of Switzerland that makes the country gorgeous. Mainly the Switzerland landform is that of a land locked country and is located in the Western Europe. It shares it borders with 5 different countries and they are the Austria, Liechtenstein, France, Italy and Germany.

It is due to this reason that the country is at the heart of the leading nations of Europe such high diverse cultures were established in the country of Switzerland. It is very small country with the length of 220 km and breadth of 350 km. the average literacy and the population density are quite high.

Switzerland landform is well known and most of its popularity is attributed to the presence of the Swiss Alps. The mountain range is located in the south and the south east of the country. In the north of the Alps the Swiss plateau runs along the east west axis of the country.

There are several smaller mountain ranges as well. These are called the Jura Mountains. The Rhine River which is the major river of Germany enters Switzerland through the Schaffhausen and the lake Constance and the Lake Geneva marks the borders with Austria and France respectively.

The country is basically divided into three main regions and they are called the Swiss Alps, the Central Plateau and the Jura. They are completely different from each other when it comes to the geography of each individual area.

The Swiss Alps that occupy the southern part of the country came from the African plate and the Jura which is also a part of the African plate is near the northeast. Together the Swiss and the Jura forms the sparsely populated regions of the country because of their rocky terrain.

The Swiss plateau is the region where all the major cities and the villages are located and is bursting with the sound and spirits of activity. The Swiss plateau is crossed by three great and beautiful river valleys. These are the Rhine, Rhone and the Aar.

One smaller valley is also there known as the Thur valley. They originate from the Alps. The Rhone and the Rhine valleys are separated by the others with the Bernese Oberland and Glarus Alps. The Thur valley is completely isolated.

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This page last updated in Feb 2016