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This is an ORIGINAL TWA Airlines Travel Map that is linen-backed. It measures 17" x 16". It is ALL ORIGINAL, light edgewear, it would look great framed. This Map was printed and published for TWA and gave the highlights of

SWITZERLAND

This map gives an index to GENEVA and ZURICH and it's vicinity. It's a nice vintage map poster.

Shop with confidence! This is part of our in-store inventory from our shop which is has been located in the heart of Hollywood where we have been in business for OVER 40 years!

Switzerland (German: Schweiz [??va?ts]; French: Suisse [s?is]; Italian: Svizzera [?zvittse?ra]; Romansh: Svizra [??vi?tsr?] or [??vi?ts??ɐ]), officially the Swiss Confederation (Latin: Confoederatio Helvetica, hence its abbreviation CH), is a federal parliamentary republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities. The country is situated in Western and Central Europe where it is bordered by Germany to the north, France to the west, Italy to the south, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east.

Switzerland is a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning an area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi). While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 8 million people is concentrated mostly on the Plateau, where the largest cities are to be found. Among them are the two global cities and economic centres ľ Zurich and Geneva.

The Swiss Confederation has a long history of armed neutralityŚit has not been in a state of war internationally since 1815Śand did not join the United Nations until 2002. It pursues, however, an active foreign policy and is frequently involved in peace-building processes around the world. Switzerland is also the birthplace of the Red Cross and home to a large number of international organizations, including the second largest UN office. On the European level, it is a founding member of the European Free Trade Association and is part of the Schengen Area ľ although it is notably not a member of the European Union, nor the European Economic Area.

Switzerland is one of the richest countries in the world by per capita gross domestic product, and has the highest wealth per adult (financial and non-financial assets) of any country in the world. Zurich and Geneva have respectively been ranked as the cities with the second and eighth highest quality of life in the world. It has the world's nineteenth largest economy by nominal GDP and the thirty-sixth largest by purchasing power parity. It is the twentieth largest exporter and eighteenth largest importer of goods.

Switzerland comprises four main linguistic and cultural regions: German, French, Italian and the Romansh-speaking valleys. The Swiss, therefore, though predominantly German-speaking, do not form a nation in the sense of a common ethnic or linguistic identity. The strong sense of belonging to the country is founded on the common historical background, shared values (federalism and direct democracy) and Alpine symbolism. The establishment of the Swiss Confederation is traditionally dated to 1 August 1291; Swiss National Day is celebrated on the anniversary.

MORE INFO ON TWA: Trans World Airlines (TWA) was an American airline from 1925 until bought out by and merged with American Airlines in 2001. TWA was a major domestic airline in the United States and the main U.S.-based competitor of Pan American World Airways (Pan Am) on intercontinental routes from 1946 until deregulation in 1978. TWA had hubs at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport and focus cities in Kansas City, Los Angeles, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. In the 1980s they built a hub in Atlanta, which was reduced in the 1990s. TWA had pilot bases in Frankfurt and Berlin during the 1980s and they operated Boeing 727-100s within Europe. The company flew intra-European routes between Berlin, Frankfurt, London, Zurich, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Vienna, Amsterdam and Istanbul.

Flying to most major U.S. cities, TWA was one of the largest domestic airlines; before deregulation TWA, American Airlines, United Airlines, and Eastern Air Lines were known as the "Big Four". They also had a feeder operation from smaller cities in the Midwestern United States. Beyond the U.S., TWA had a large European and Middle Eastern network, served from their hub, the iconic TWA Flight Center, at John F. Kennedy International Airport. For a few years their routes circumnavigated the globe. TWA was a secondary unofficial flag carrier for the United States, especially after Pan Am was dissolved in the early 1990s.

This item is part of our in-store inventory from our shop which is located in the heart of Hollywood where we have been in business for the past 40 years!

SWITZERLAND TWA Linen-Backed ZURICH Geneva TRAVEL Map
Item #BMM0001578