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Switzerland

 

France

 Switzerland
All information: Switzerland
 
 France
All information: France
 
Area:41,290 km² 549,087 km²
Population:8,517,000 66,987,000
Official language:German French

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Government

Government form:Federal republic Semi-presidential republic
Independent since:1499 n.Chr. 843 n.Chr.
Capital:Bern Paris


Population

Inhabitants per km²:206.3 122.0
Life expectancy males:81.7 years 79.5 years
Life expectancy females:85.6 years 85.7 years
Birthrate:10.30 ‰ 11.40 ‰
Deathrate:7.90 ‰ 9.00 ‰
Migrationrate:4.60 ‰ 1.10 ‰


Quality of life

Values from 0 (bad) to 100 (very good)
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Political stability:95 62
Civil rights:100 96
Health:93 96
Security:100 72
Climate:25 40
Cost of Living:45 11
Popularity:69 75


Economy

Currency:Swiss Franc (1 CHF = 100 Rappen)  Euro (1 EUR =100 Cent)
Unemployment rate:4.9 % 9.2 %
Inflation rate:0.94 % 1.85 %
Cost of Living:159.70 % 106.90 %
Commercial taxes and contributions:28.80 % 60.40 %
Average income:70,771 € 34,784 €
Corruption index:85 (good) 72 (good)
 
 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Gross domestic product:597,376 Mio €70.14 M € 2,351,850 M €35.11 M €
Gross national product:602,720 Mio €70.77 M € 2,330,190 M €34.79 M €
Exported goods:386,438 M €45.38 M € 766,564 M €11.44 M €
Imported goods:319,668 M €37.53 M € 792,591 M €11.83 M €

Infrastructure

 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Roadways:71,557 km8.40 km 1,053,215 km15.72 km
Railways:5,690 km0.67 km 29,640 km0.44 km
Harbours:300.004 5550.008
Airports:630.007 4640.007


Energy balance

 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Energy consumption:58.46 bn kWh6.86 m kWh 450.80 bn kWh6.73 m kWh
Energy production:59.01 bn kWh6.93 m kWh 529.10 bn kWh7.90 m kWh
Energy export:30.17 bn kWh3.54 m kWh 61.41 bn kWh916,741.70 kWh
Energy imports:34.10 bn kWh4.00 m kWh 19.90 bn kWh297,071.48 kWh
CO2 emissions:35.31 m t4,145.56 t 303.28 m t4,527.36 t


Telecommunication

International dialing:+41 +33
Internet domain:.ch .fr
 
 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Landlines:3,651,409429 38,687,000578
Mobile phones:11,088,4721,302 69,017,0001,030
Internet server:5,301,000622 17,266,000258
Internet users:7,981,182937 53,924,731805



Climate

Detailed info for: Switzerland and France

Daytime temperatures:12.8 °C 16.5 °C
Nighttime temperatures:4.7 °C 7.7 °C
Water temperature:10.8 °C 15.4 °C
Relative humidity:75 % 78 %
Absolute humidity:8 g/m³ 9 g/m³
Rain days per year:121.2 108
Sunshine hours per day:5.1 5.4


Native languages

French:21.3 % 93.6 %
German:62.5 % n/a
Italian:8.3 % 0.4 %
Arabic:n/a 2.5 %
Croatian:1.4 % n/a
Albanian:1.3 % n/a
Portuguese:1.2 % 1.2 %
Spanish:1.1 % 0.4 %
Romansh:0.5 % n/a
Turkish:n/a 0.4 %
other:2.4 % 1.5 %


Religions

Christianity:70.8 % 64.0 %
nondenominational:21.4 % 24.0 %
Islam:4.9 % 8.0 %
Jewry:0.2 % 0.7 %
Buddhism:n/a 0.6 %
other:2.7 % 2.7 %