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Switzerland

 

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 Switzerland
All information: Switzerland
 
 Germany
All information: Germany
 
Area:41,290 km² 357,580 km²
Population:8,575,000 83,133,000
Official language:German German

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Government

Government form:Federal republic Federal parliamentary republic
Independent since:1499 n.Chr. 1955 n.Chr.
Capital:Bern Berlin


Population

Inhabitants per km²:207.7 232.5
Life expectancy males:81.9 years 78.6 years
Life expectancy females:85.7 years 83.3 years
Average age:42.0 years 45.5 years
Birthrate:10.00 ‰ 9.50 ‰
Deathrate:7.80 ‰ 11.50 ‰
Migrationrate:4.60 ‰ 1.50 ‰


Quality of life

Values from 0 (bad) to 100 (very good)
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Political stability:97 83
Civil rights:100 100
Health:93 97
Security:100 94
Climate:25 22
Cost of Living:45 45
Popularity:68 87


Economy

Currency:Swiss Franc (1 CHF = 100 Rappen)  Euro (1 EUR =100 Cent)
Unemployment rate:4.6 % 3.0 %
Inflation rate:0.36 % 1.45 %
Cost of Living:159.00 % 100.00 %
Commercial taxes and contributions:28.80 % 48.80 %
Average income:76,373 € 43,341 €
Corruption index:85 (good) 80 (good)
 
 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Gross domestic product:628,033 Mio €73.24 M € 3,435,132 M €41.32 M €
Gross national product:654,869 Mio €76.37 M € 3,602,989 M €43.34 M €
Exported goods:409,934 M €47.81 M € 1,617,627 M €19.46 M €
Imported goods:335,234 M €39.10 M € 1,416,681 M €17.04 M €

Infrastructure

 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Roadways:71,557 km8.35 km 625,000 km7.52 km
Railways:5,690 km0.66 km 33,590 km0.40 km
Waterways:1,292 km0.15 km 7,467 km0.09 km
Harbours:320.004 6090.007
Airports:630.007 5390.006


Energy balance

 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Energy consumption:58.46 bn kWh6.82 m kWh 536.50 bn kWh6.45 m kWh
Energy production:59.01 bn kWh6.88 m kWh 612.80 bn kWh7.37 m kWh
Energy export:30.17 bn kWh3.52 m kWh 78.86 bn kWh948,602.73 kWh
Energy imports:34.10 bn kWh3.98 m kWh 28.34 bn kWh340,900.35 kWh
CO2 emissions:34.48 m t4,020.74 t 727.97 m t8,756.75 t


Telecommunication

International dialing:+41 +49
Internet domain:.ch .de
 
 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Landlines:3,302,836385 42,500,000511
Mobile phones:10,808,1481,260 107,500,0001,293
Internet server:5,301,000618 20,043,000241
Internet users:7,690,436897 74,602,643897



Healthcare system

Hospital beds/1000 inh.:4.70 8.30
Physicians per 1000 inh.:4.24 4.21
Diabetes sufferers:5.7 % 10.4 %
Tuberculosis sufferers:0.1 % 0.1 %
Tuberculosis cure rate:78.0 % 71.0 %
Smokers:25.7 % 30.6 %

Climate

Detailed info for: Switzerland and Germany

Daytime temperatures:12.9 °C 13.7 °C
Nighttime temperatures:4.7 °C 5.6 °C
Water temperature:10.8 °C 10.0 °C
Relative humidity:75 % 79 %
Absolute humidity:8 g/m³ 8 g/m³
Rain days per year:121.2 118.8
Sunshine hours per day:5.1 4.6


Native languages

German:62.5 % 91.3 %
French:21.3 % n/a
Italian:8.3 % 0.7 %
Turkish:n/a 2.6 %
Croatian:1.4 % n/a
South Slavic languages:n/a 1.4 %
Albanian:1.3 % n/a
Portuguese:1.2 % n/a
Spanish:1.1 % n/a
Romansh:0.5 % n/a
Greek:n/a 0.4 %
Polish:n/a 0.3 %
other:2.4 % 3.3 %


Religions

Christianity:70.8 % 58.5 %
nondenominational:21.4 % 31.0 %
Islam:4.9 % 4.7 %
Buddhism:n/a 0.3 %
Jewry:0.2 % 0.1 %
Hinduism:n/a 0.1 %
Yazidism:n/a 0.1 %
other:2.7 % 5.2 %