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General information

 SwitzerlandFrance
Region:Western EuropeWestern Europe
Area:41,290 km²549,087 km²
Official language:GermanFrench
Government form:Federal republicSemi-presidential republic
Independent since:1499 AD843 AD
Capital:BernParis

Population

 SwitzerlandFrance
Population:8,637,00067,392,000
Inhabitants/km²:209.2122.7
Life expectancy males:Ø 81 yearsØ 79 years
Life expectancy females:Ø 85 yearsØ 85 years
Average age:Ø 42.7 yearsØ 41.7 years
Birthrate:10.00 ‰11.20 ‰
Deathrate:7.90 ‰9.10 ‰
Migrationrate:4.55 ‰1.06 ‰

Quality of life

Values from 0 (bad) to 100 (very good)
See also: Explanations and country ranking on quality of life

 SwitzerlandFrance
Political stability:9172
Civil rights:9983
Health:9391
Climate:3441
Cost of Living:4228
Popularity:4671

Economy

 SwitzerlandFrance
Currency:Swiss Franc
(1 CHF = 100 Rappen)
Euro
(1 EUR =100 Cent)
Unemployment rate:5.3 %8.1 %
Inflation rate:0.58 %1.64 %
Cost of Living:
(USA = 100%)
144.71 %97.48 %
Commercial taxes and contributions:28.80 %60.70 %
Average income:82,620 US$39,500 US$
Corruption index:84 (good)71 (good)


 CHE:
total
per 1000
inh.
FRA:
total
per 1000
inh.
Gross domestic product:752,248 M US$87.10 M US$2,630,318 M US$39.03 M US$
Gross national product:713,590 M US$82.62 M US$2,661,230 M US$39.49 M US$
Exported goods:468,683 M US$54.27 M US$759,610 M US$11.27 M US$
Imported goods:416,573 M US$48.23 M US$808,172 M US$11.99 M US$

Infrastructure

 CHE:
total
per 1000
inh.
FRA:
total
per 1000
inh.
Roadways:71,557 km8.29 km1,053,215 km15.63 km
Railways:3,236 km0.37 km29,640 km0.44 km
Harbours:280.0035480.008
Airports:630.0074640.007

Energy balance

 CHE:
total
per 1000
inh.
FRA:
total
per 1000
inh.
Energy consumption:58.46 bn kWh6.77 m kWh450.80 bn kWh6.69 m kWh
Energy production:59.01 bn kWh6.83 m kWh529.10 bn kWh7.85 m kWh
Energy export:30.17 bn kWh3.49 m kWh61.41 bn kWh911,241.41 kWh
Energy imports:34.10 bn kWh3.95 m kWh19.90 bn kWh295,289.11 kWh
CO2 emissions:37.48 m t4,339.52 t309.96 m t4,599.39 t

Telecommunication

 SwitzerlandFrance
International dialing:+41+33
Internet domain:.ch.fr

 CHE
total
CHE
per 1000
inh.
FRA
total
FRA
per 1000
inh.
Landlines:2,952,00034237,759,000560
Mobile cellulars:10,900,000126272,751,0001080
Internet server:5,301,00061417,266,000256
Internet users:8,044,93193156,163,972833
Broadband Internet:4,028,23846630,627,000454

Healthcare system

 SwitzerlandFrance
Hospital beds per 1000 pop.:4.635.91
Physicians per 1000 inh.:4.243.23
Diabetes:5.7 %4.8 %
HIV:0.05 %0.20 %
Tuberculosis:0.0 %0.1 %
Tuberculosis cure rate:68.0 %12.0 %
Smokers:25.7 %33.6 %

Climate

Detailed info for: Switzerland and France

 SwitzerlandFrance
Daytime temperatures:15.1 °C16.7 °C
Nighttime temperatures:6.4 °C7.9 °C
Water temperature:10.8 °C15.4 °C
Rel. humidity:76 %78 %
Rain days:9.58.9
Sunshine hours per day:5.25.4

Native languages

 SwitzerlandFrance
French:21.3 %93.6 %
German:62.5 %n/a
Italian:8.3 %0.4 %
Arabic:n/a2.5 %
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/a0.4 %
other:2.4 %1.5 %

Religions

 SwitzerlandFrance
Christianity:70.8 %64.0 %
Nondenominational:21.4 %24.0 %
Islam:4.9 %8.0 %
Jewry:0.2 %0.7 %
Buddhism:n/a0.6 %
other:2.7 %2.7 %