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General information

 SwitzerlandNetherlands
Region:Western EuropeWestern Europe
Area:41,290 km²41,543 km²
Official language:GermanDutch
Government form:Federal republicParliamentary constitutional monarchy
Independent since:1499 AD1648 AD
Capital:BernAmsterdam

Population

 SwitzerlandNetherlands
Population:8,637,00017,441,000
Inhabitants/km²:209.2419.8
Life expectancy males:Ø 82 yearsØ 81 years
Life expectancy females:Ø 86 yearsØ 84 years
Average age:Ø 42.7 yearsØ 42.8 years
Birthrate:10.00 ‰9.70 ‰
Deathrate:7.90 ‰8.80 ‰
Migrationrate:4.55 ‰1.90 ‰

Quality of life

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

 SwitzerlandNetherlands
Political stability:9085
Civil rights:9999
Health:9394
Climate:3120
Cost of Living:4237
Popularity:4035

Economy

 SwitzerlandNetherlands
Currency:Swiss Franc
(1 CHF = 100 Rappen)
Euro
(1 EUR =100 Cent)
Unemployment rate:4.9 %4.1 %
Inflation rate:-0.73 %1.27 %
Cost of Living:158.00 %107.62 %
Commercial taxes and contributions:28.80 %41.20 %
Average income:84,310 US$51,060 US$
Corruption index:85 (good)82 (good)


 CHE:
total
per 1000
inh.
NLD:
total
per 1000
inh.
Gross domestic product:752,248 M US$87.10 M US$913,865 M US$52.40 M US$
Gross national product:728,176 M US$84.31 M US$890,622 M US$51.06 M US$
Exported goods:470,914 M US$54.52 M US$719,780 M US$41.27 M US$
Imported goods:401,912 M US$46.53 M US$622,661 M US$35.70 M US$

Infrastructure

 CHE:
total
per 1000
inh.
NLD:
total
per 1000
inh.
Roadways:71,557 km8.29 km139,124 km7.98 km
Railways:5,690 km0.66 km3,058 km0.18 km
Waterways:1,292 km0.15 km6,237 km0.36 km
Harbours:280.0031,2000.069
Airports:630.007290.002

Energy balance

 CHE:
total
per 1000
inh.
NLD:
total
per 1000
inh.
Energy consumption:58.46 bn kWh6.77 m kWh108.80 bn kWh6.24 m kWh
Energy production:59.01 bn kWh6.83 m kWh109.30 bn kWh6.27 m kWh
Energy export:30.17 bn kWh3.49 m kWh19.34 bn kWh1.11 m kWh
Energy imports:34.10 bn kWh3.95 m kWh24.26 bn kWh1.39 m kWh
CO2 emissions:37.48 m t4,339.52 t151.17 m t8,667.44 t

Telecommunication

 SwitzerlandNetherlands
International dialing:+41+31
Internet domain:.ch.nl

 CHE
total
CHE
per 1000
inh.
NLD
total
NLD
per 1000
inh.
Landlines:2,952,0003424,937,000283
Mobile cellulars:10,900,000126221,415,0001228
Internet server:5,301,00061413,699,000785
Internet users:8,044,93193115,929,574913
Broadband Internet:4,023,0004667,525,016431

Healthcare system

 SwitzerlandNetherlands
Hospital beds per 1000 pop.:4.704.70
Physicians per 1000 inh.:4.243.51
Diabetes:5.7 %5.4 %
HIV:0.05 %0.03 %
Tuberculosis:0.1 %0.1 %
Tuberculosis cure rate:82.0 %86.0 %
Smokers:25.1 %23.4 %

Climate

Detailed info for: Switzerland and Netherlands

 SwitzerlandNetherlands
Daytime temperatures:15.0 °C14.3 °C
Nighttime temperatures:6.1 °C6.9 °C
Rel. humidity:77 %80 %
Rain days:9.810.8
Sunshine hours per day:5.14.8

Native languages

 SwitzerlandNetherlands
Dutch:n/a95.6 %
German:62.5 %n/a
French:21.3 %n/a
Italian:8.3 %n/a
Fries:n/a3.7 %
Croatian:1.4 %n/a
Albanian:1.3 %n/a
Portuguese:1.2 %n/a
Spanish:1.1 %n/a
Arabic:n/a0.9 %
Turkish:n/a0.8 %
Romansh:0.5 %n/a
other:2.4 %-1.0 %

Religions

 SwitzerlandNetherlands
Christianity:70.8 %47.0 %
Nondenominational:21.4 %42.0 %
Islam:4.9 %5.0 %
Jewry:0.2 %0.2 %
other:2.7 %5.8 %