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General information

 SwitzerlandIreland
Region:Western EuropeNorthern Europe
Area:41,290 km²70,280 km²
Official language:GermanEnglish
Government form:Federal republicParliamentary republic
Independent since:1499 AD1921 AD
Capital:BernDublin

Population

 SwitzerlandIreland
Population:8,637,0004,995,000
Inhabitants/km²:209.271.1
Life expectancy males:Ø 82 yearsØ 80 years
Life expectancy females:Ø 86 yearsØ 84 years
Average age:Ø 42.7 yearsØ 37.8 years
Birthrate:10.00 ‰12.10 ‰
Deathrate:7.90 ‰6.30 ‰
Migrationrate:4.55 ‰3.83 ‰

Quality of life

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

 SwitzerlandIreland
Political stability:9085
Civil rights:9990
Health:9382
Climate:312
Cost of Living:4235
Popularity:4036

Economy

 SwitzerlandIreland
Currency:Swiss Franc
(1 CHF = 100 Rappen)
Euro
(1 EUR =100 Cent)
Unemployment rate:4.9 %5.9 %
Inflation rate:-0.73 %-0.33 %
Cost of Living:158.00 %125.73 %
Commercial taxes and contributions:28.80 %26.10 %
Average income:84,310 US$64,150 US$
Corruption index:85 (good)72 (good)


 CHE:
total
per 1000
inh.
IRL:
total
per 1000
inh.
Gross domestic product:752,248 M US$87.10 M US$425,889 M US$85.27 M US$
Gross national product:728,176 M US$84.31 M US$320,422 M US$64.15 M US$
Exported goods:470,914 M US$54.52 M US$502,313 M US$100.57 M US$
Imported goods:401,912 M US$46.53 M US$452,979 M US$90.69 M US$

Infrastructure

 CHE:
total
per 1000
inh.
IRL:
total
per 1000
inh.
Roadways:71,557 km8.29 km99,830 km19.99 km
Railways:5,690 km0.66 km4,301 km0.86 km
Waterways:1,292 km0.15 km956 km0.19 km
Harbours:280.003950.019
Airports:630.007400.008

Energy balance

 CHE:
total
per 1000
inh.
IRL:
total
per 1000
inh.
Energy consumption:58.46 bn kWh6.77 m kWh25.68 bn kWh5.14 m kWh
Energy production:59.01 bn kWh6.83 m kWh28.53 bn kWh5.71 m kWh
Energy export:30.17 bn kWh3.49 m kWh1.58 bn kWh316,934.43 kWh
Energy imports:34.10 bn kWh3.95 m kWh871.00 m kWh174,384.01 kWh
CO2 emissions:37.48 m t4,339.52 t37.11 m t7,429.84 t

Telecommunication

 SwitzerlandIreland
International dialing:+41+353
Internet domain:.ch.ie

 CHE
total
CHE
per 1000
inh.
IRL
total
IRL
per 1000
inh.
Landlines:2,952,0003421,678,651336
Mobile cellulars:10,900,00012625,234,0271048
Internet server:5,301,0006141,387,000278
Internet users:8,044,9319314,595,141920
Broadband Internet:4,023,0004661,516,252304

Healthcare system

 SwitzerlandIreland
Hospital beds per 1000 pop.:4.702.80
Physicians per 1000 inh.:4.243.09
Diabetes:5.7 %3.2 %
HIV:0.05 %0.15 %
Tuberculosis:0.1 %0.1 %
Tuberculosis cure rate:82.0 %39.0 %
Smokers:25.1 %23.6 %

Climate

Detailed info for: Switzerland and Ireland

 SwitzerlandIreland
Daytime temperatures:15.0 °C13.1 °C
Nighttime temperatures:6.1 °C6.8 °C
Water temperature:10.8 °C11.5 °C
Rel. humidity:77 %83 %
Rain days:9.814.7
Sunshine hours per day:5.13.8

Native languages

 SwitzerlandIreland
English:n/a98.4 %
German:62.5 %n/a
French:21.3 %n/a
Italian:8.3 %n/a
Irish:n/a1.6 %
Croatian:1.4 %n/a
Albanian:1.3 %n/a
Portuguese:1.2 %n/a
Spanish:1.1 %n/a
Romansh:0.5 %n/a
other:2.4 %0.0 %

Religions

 SwitzerlandIreland
Christianity:70.8 %90.1 %
Nondenominational:21.4 %5.7 %
Islam:4.9 %1.1 %
Jewry:0.2 %n/a
other:2.7 %3.1 %