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Interesting facts about Switzerland

Zürichs technical college graduated 25 Nobel Prize winners, including Albert Einstein, and Wilhelm Röntgen (who discovered X-rays).

The Swiss national hero is William Tell, who shot an arrow from his crossbow at 50 paces to hit an apple placed on his son’s head.

The Swiss flag is the only square banner in a sea of rectangle-shaped flags at the United Nations.

Extending for some 3,100 miles, the Swiss rail system is one of the world’s most extensive.

In addition, the Swiss rank second in reliance upon trains (behind Japan) making more than 40 trips and clocking over 1,100 miles annually.

Switzerland has more than 1,500 lakes, and it is said that you are never more than 10 miles from a lake anywhere in the country.

Switzerland has 3 official languages: German, French and Italian.

70 percent of Switzerland is covered by mountain ranges. The other 30% is the Swiss Plateau, an area of rolling hills. Most of the population live in this area.

Federation Suisse du Jeu de Dames

President of federation J. Floras

Phone: +41-22-7319520

Floras, J.
9, Chemin de la Retuelle
1252 Meinier, Geneve 
Switzerland

Best rated players Hans Vermin, Jan Cazemier, Normunds Kalnberzins

News

  • EDC Executive Board Meeting 9/2023 – minutes (updated 25.01.2024)

    24.01.2024

    Dear Friends,here below, attached, in English and French the Minutes of the EDC Executive Board Meeting 9/2023 (the fourth one of the Executive Board elected on 05.08.2023), met online, on 14th December 2023.A friendly draughts embrace to all of you.Carlo …

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  • EDC Executive Board Meeting 8/2023 – minutes

    05.01.2024

    Dear Friends,here below, attached, in English, French, Ukrainian and Russian the Minutes of the EDC Executive Board Meeting 8/2023 (the second one of the Executive Board elected on 05.08.2023), met online, on 9th November 2023.A friendly draughts embrace to all …

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  • EDC Executive Board Meeting 7/2023 – minutes

    14.11.2023

    Dear Friends,here below, attached, in English, French, Ukrainian and Russian the Minutes of the EDC Executive Board Meeting 7/2023 (the second one of the Executive Board elected on 05.08.2023), met online, on 10th October 2023.A friendly draughts embrace to all …

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  • European Blitz & Rapid Championships 2023

    02.11.2023

    The European Blitz & Rapid Championships took place in Beilen (Netherlands) on 28 and 29 October.In the Rapid Jan Groenendijk (NED) won; 2nd Jos Stokkel (NED)  and 3rd Aleksej Domchev (LTU). Among the women, Darya Tkachenko (NED) won, followed by …

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  • EC Rapid and Blitz streaming broadcast

    27.10.2023

    EC Rapid and Blitz are broadcast by RTV Drenthe. Link:EC Rapid and Blitz Broadcast by RTV DrentheThis link will be open on Saturday from 09:00 till 18:00 (EC Rapid) and Sunday from 11:00 till 15:30 (EC Blitz). Roel Boomstra will …

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