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Switzerland Mountains

Switzerland Mountains

The mountains of Switzerland have historic, economical and geographic importance. Switzerland is renowned for its mountains and peaks and people from different countries visit Switzerland to experience the beauty of the mountains and the snowcapped peaks. There are mainly two mountain regions. In the north, it is the Jura Mountains and in the south, it is Swiss Alps. The mountains cover one-third part of Switzerland.

The mountains of the Switzerland are also very significant as it attracts tourists from various countries and thus helps to increase the revenue of the country. Throughout the year, you will get tourist in the Alps. Most of the high peaks of the worlds are located in Switzerland. However, it is very difficult for the animals to stay in the steep mountains then also you can find some of the species.

Chamois, Ibex, Marmot and Alpine Salamander are some of the animals that you can find in the mountains of Switzerland. It is very easy for them to survive during the summer but they have to struggle during the winter.

Most of the animals save energy during summer so that they do not face any difficulty at the time of winter. Apart from the animals, you can also find various species of birds. They are Golden Eagle, Bearded Vulture, Nutcracker and Black Grouse. The Golden eagle is the biggest bird of pray in Switzerland. You will get these birds in the mountains of Switzerland.

During the summer time, you will get to see colorful mountain flora. The best-known Alpine flowers are Gentian and Edelweiss. The animals and birds change color. Sometimes the animals and birds change their color to white which helps them to protect themselves from predators and sometimes they change into darker color, as it will help them to conserve heat. Therefore, the mountains of Switzerland not only attract the tourist because of its scenic beauty but also because of the various rare species of Flora, animal and birds.

The mountains also bring great revenue to the country. Therefore, the government takes initiative to develop the mountain areas to attract more and more tourist, which will in turn help the country.

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This page last updated in Feb 2016