This is a map of Switzerland. This relief map is colored according to the country’s bicolor flag: the high mountains are in white, and the lowlands are in red.
ThoughtCo’s profile of the country lists several landmarks. The large white area in the south is the Swiss Alps mountain range. The smaller mountainous area in the northwest is the Jura mountains. In the central region is a “plateau with rolling hills and plains”.
Within the Alpine mountains are some of the nation’s highest peaks. Topping them is the Dufourspitze peak, which, according to Britannica, stands 15,203 feet (4,634 meters) tall. The famed Matterhorn ice sculpture, at 14,691 feet (4,478 meters) tall, is also located in the Alps.
Lake Maggiore, which the Swiss share with Italy, is the country’s lowest point, notes ThoughtCo. The lake’s elevation is just 633 feet (193 meters).
Consider these books for a closer look at enjoyable Switzerland:
- Rick Steves Switzerland
- A Concise History of Switzerland (Cambridge Concise Histories)
- Switzerland – Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
- Swiss Watching: Inside the Land of Milk and Money
- The Expert Guide to Your Life in Switzerland
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