As alluded to here, Liam and I are on a mission to visit all 26 cantons in the next four years with the girls. Naturally, some we will visit alot more but the idea is to at least visit each one and their main highlights - and to be sure to share them all with you and a little bit of history along the way.
The other day, I was actually caught out because I wasn't sure how many cantons there were and I think I made the error of saing 13. I guess if it was 1700's I would have been spot:
The 26 cantons of Switzerland (German: Kanton, French: canton, Italian: cantone, Romansh: chantun) are the member states of the Swiss Confederation. There were 8 cantons during 1353–1481, and 13 cantons during 1513–1798. Each canton was a fully sovereign state with its own border controls, army and currency from the Treaty of Westphalia (1648) until the establishment of the Swiss federal state in 1848. From 1833, there were 25 cantons, which became 26 after the secession of the Canton of Jura from Bern in 1979. - Wikipedia
SWISS HISTORY - FACT OF THE DAY
There are 26 cantons in Switzerland.