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Switzerland

 

China

 Switzerland
All information: Switzerland
 
 China
All information: China
 
Area:41,290 km² 9,562,910 km²
Population:8,517,000 1,392,730,000
Official language:German Chinese

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Government

Government form:Federal republic People's republic (communist one-party system)
Independent since:1499 n.Chr. 1523 v.Chr.
Capital:Bern Beijing


Population

Inhabitants per km²:206.3 145.6
Life expectancy males:81.7 years 74.3 years
Life expectancy females:85.6 years 78.8 years
Birthrate:10.30 ‰ 12.43 ‰
Deathrate:7.90 ‰ 7.11 ‰
Migrationrate:4.60 ‰ -0.40 ‰


Quality of life

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Political stability:95 61
Civil rights:100 29
Health:93 64
Security:100 68
Climate:25 54
Cost of Living:45 45
Popularity:69 77


Economy

Currency:Swiss Franc (1 CHF = 100 Rappen) Renminbi Yuan (1 CNY =100 Fen)
Unemployment rate:4.9 % 4.4 %
Inflation rate:0.94 % 2.07 %
Cost of Living:159.70 % 60.00 %
Commercial taxes and contributions:28.80 % 64.00 %
Average income:70,771 € 8,019 €
Corruption index:85 (good) 39 (bad)
 
 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Gross domestic product:597,376 Mio €70.14 M € 11,522,567 M €8.27 M €
Gross national product:602,720 Mio €70.77 M € 11,163,526 M €8.02 M €
Exported goods:386,438 M €45.38 M € 2,244,716 M €1.61 M €
Imported goods:319,668 M €37.53 M € 2,157,568 M €1.55 M €

Infrastructure

 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Roadways:71,557 km8.40 km 4,960,600 km3.56 km
Railways:5,690 km0.67 km 131,000 km0.09 km
Waterways:1,292 km0.15 km 110,000 km0.08 km
Harbours:300.004 4,6100.003
Airports:630.007 5070.000


Energy balance

 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Energy consumption:58.46 bn kWh6.86 m kWh 5,564.00 bn kWh4.00 m kWh
Energy production:59.01 bn kWh6.93 m kWh 5,883.00 bn kWh4.22 m kWh
Energy export:30.17 bn kWh3.54 m kWh 18.91 bn kWh13,577.65 kWh
Energy imports:34.10 bn kWh4.00 m kWh 6.19 bn kWh4,440.92 kWh
CO2 emissions:35.31 m t4,145.56 t 10.29 bn t7,389.75 t


Telecommunication

International dialing:+41 +86
Internet domain:.ch .cn
 
 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Landlines:3,345,000393 182,248,000131
Mobile phones:11,050,0001,297 1,641,147,0001,178
Internet server:5,301,000622 20,602,00015
Internet users:7,638,159897 756,252,390543



Climate

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Daytime temperatures:12.8 °C 19.3 °C
Nighttime temperatures:4.7 °C 9.7 °C
Water temperature:10.8 °C 18.0 °C
Relative humidity:75 % 67 %
Absolute humidity:8 g/m³ 11 g/m³
Rain days per year:121.2 73.2
Sunshine hours per day:5.1 5.7


Native languages

Chinese:n/a 92.0 %
German:62.5 % n/a
French:21.3 % n/a
Italian:8.3 % n/a
Zhuang:n/a 1.4 %
Croatian:1.4 % n/a
Albanian:1.3 % n/a
Portuguese:1.2 % n/a
Spanish:1.1 % n/a
Mantšu:n/a 0.9 %
Hui:n/a 0.8 %
Yi:n/a 0.6 %
Uighur:n/a 0.6 %
Romansh:0.5 % n/a
Tujia:n/a 0.5 %
Tibetan:n/a 0.4 %
Mongolian:n/a 0.4 %
Puyi:n/a 0.2 %
Dong:n/a 0.2 %
other:2.4 % 2.0 %


Religions

Christianity:70.8 % 2.3 %
nondenominational:21.4 % 58.5 %
Local chinese beliefs:n/a 17.5 %
Buddhism:n/a 6.2 %
Islam:4.9 % 1.7 %
Taoism:n/a 4.4 %
Jewry:0.2 % n/a
Hinduism:n/a 0.1 %
other:2.7 % 9.3 %