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Locarno - guide chapters
Moving around in Switzerland - transportation
The first railway in Europe has appeared in Switzerland. To this day, it is considered one of the best. The train schedule here is precisely coordinated. Even if several transfers are necessary, the passenger does not have to wait more than 30 minutes between the trains. Absolutely all the cities of Switzerland are connected by rail. This is why most tourists and local residents use this type of transport in the country. Some tourists, who are not limited in money, prefer to rent a car. Despite the size of the country, there are lots of great highways with a magnificent road surface. At the same time, there is a fee for riding them that is about 45 francs. Air transport in the country also deserves a praise. The largest airline in Switzerland is SWISS, but, in addition to it, there are dozens of private ones. Buses run to each airport on a schedule. Air transport is in demand among travelers only in the case of foreign flights, since the land transport is already well developed in Switzerland.
Economy roadmap of Switzerland
The textile industry is one of the most important places in the construction of the economic structure. The leading position in the food industry is taken by the Nestle Corporation. The main assets of the chemical and pharmaceutical industry belong to Novartis and Hoffmann-la-Roche. Swede-Swiss concern ABB is engaged in the manufacture of turbines and electrical engineering. The mechanical engineering is focused on forge-and-press equipment and high-precision metalworking machines. In general, there are very few large enterprises in Switzerland. The economy is based on small single companies and organizations. The transport connection in Switzerland occupies a very important position in the system of European transport interchanges. The country is crossed by many important highways, in spite of the fact that it was necessary to struggle with a mountainous relief, constructing tunnels, viaducts, and bridges to build them.