Top 10 Switzerland facts Selected as the most interesting among geography related questions in Geography quiz Which country banned motor racing from 1958 to 2007?Switzerland. In 1958 motor racing was banned by the Swiss government as an unsafe spectator sport following the death of 80 people at the 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans race. The Swiss Grand Prix was held in 1975 and 1982 in France. The ban continued until 2007.Created by: globalquiz.orgmotor sports facts » Where do the Amishes originate from?Switzerland. The history of the Amish church began with a schism within a small group of Swiss Anabaptists in 1693 led by Jakob Ammann. In the 18th century, about 200 Amishes emigrated to the United States. Currently there are over 250 000.Created by: Kasiareligions facts » Where is emmentaler from?Switzerland. Emmentaler originated in the area around Emmental, a region by the Emme river in Switzerland, forming part of the canton of Bern. The cheese has characteristic large holes. Historically, the holes were a sign of imperfection (the cheese was 'lacking substance' inside), and until modern times, cheese makers would try to avoid themCreated by: globalquiz.orgcheese facts » What is the capital city of Switzerland?Bern is the capital city of Switzerland. With a population of 137,000 it is the fifth most populous city in Switzerland, after Zurich, Geneve, Basel and Losanne.Created by: globalquiz.orgcities of Europe facts » What is the most spoken language in Switzerland?German. Switzerland has four official languages: German (spoken by 63.3% of the population); French (22.7%), Italian (8.1%) and Romansh (0.5%).Created by: globalquiz.orglanguages facts » On which border lies Mont Blanc?France and Italy. Since the French Revolution the issue of the ownership of the summit has spurred many debates. Previously, the entire mountain had formed part of the Duchy of Savoy and since 1723 of the Kingdom of Sardinia, one of the pre-unitarian Italian states. After Napoleon's victories in Italy, Piedmont was forced to cede Savoy and Nice to France.Created by: Debbie FoxAlps facts » Which river forms the border between Germany and Switzerland?Rhine. The Rhine constitutes six different country borders: between Switzerland and Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, France and Switzerland, Switzerland and Germany, France and Germany, Germany and the Netherlands.Created by: globalquiz.orgWestern Europe facts » Which country is Grisons a part of?Switzerland. Grisons is the largest and easternmost canton of Switzerland.Created by: globalquiz.orgEurope facts » After what is the Jurassic period named?A mountain range in Switzerland. The Jurassic period is named for the Jura Mountains in between France and Switzerland, where many fossils have been found.Created by: MarcusXEarth facts » Switzerland is a member ofUnited Nations. Switzerland has been a neutral country since Vienna Congress of 1815 marking the fall of Napoleon Bonaparte. It barely joined United Nations on September 10th 2002 thanks to 52% majority vote in countrywide referendum.Created by: smyruUnited Nations facts » Play geography quiz and see all the questions.