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General information

 SwitzerlandNorway
Region:Western EuropeNorthern Europe
Area:41,290 km²385,203 km²
Official language:GermanNorwegian
Government form:Federal republicParliamentary constitutional monarchy
Independent since:1499 n.Chr.1905 n.Chr.
Capital:BernOslo

Population

 SwitzerlandNorway
Population:8,575,0005,348,000
Inhabitants/km²:207.713.9
Life expectancy males:Ø 82 yearsØ 81 years
Life expectancy females:Ø 86 yearsØ 85 years
Average age:Ø 42.0 yearsØ 39.0 years
Birthrate:10.00 ‰10.40 ‰
Deathrate:7.80 ‰7.70 ‰
Migrationrate:4.55 ‰3.95 ‰

Quality of life

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

 SwitzerlandNorway
Political stability:9389
Civil rights:99100
Health:9390
Climate:2615
Cost of Living:4239
Popularity:5249

Economy

 SwitzerlandNorway
Currency:Swiss Franc
(1 CHF = 100 Rappen)
Norwegian Krone
(1 NOK =100 Øre)
Unemployment rate:4.9 %4.6 %
Inflation rate:0.36 %2.17 %
Cost of Living:153.23 %134.38 %
Commercial taxes and contributions:28.80 %36.20 %
Average income:85,500 US$82,500 US$
Corruption index:85 (good)84 (good)


 CHE:
total
per 1000
inh.
NOR:
total
per 1000
inh.
Gross domestic product:703,082 M US$81.99 M US$403,336 M US$75.42 M US$
Gross national product:733,126 M US$85.50 M US$441,210 M US$82.50 M US$
Exported goods:478,339 M US$55.78 M US$146,712 M US$27.43 M US$
Imported goods:393,995 M US$45.95 M US$140,143 M US$26.21 M US$

Infrastructure

 CHE:
total
per 1000
inh.
NOR:
total
per 1000
inh.
Roadways:71,557 km8.35 km94,902 km17.75 km
Railways:5,690 km0.66 km4,200 km0.79 km
Waterways:1,292 km0.15 km1,577 km0.29 km
Harbours:320.0041,5760.295
Airports:630.007950.018

Energy balance

 CHE:
total
per 1000
inh.
NOR:
total
per 1000
inh.
Energy consumption:58.46 bn kWh6.82 m kWh122.20 bn kWh22.85 m kWh
Energy production:59.01 bn kWh6.88 m kWh147.70 bn kWh27.62 m kWh
Energy export:30.17 bn kWh3.52 m kWh15.53 bn kWh2.90 m kWh
Energy imports:34.10 bn kWh3.98 m kWh5.74 bn kWh1.07 m kWh
CO2 emissions:34.48 m t4,020.74 t41.02 m t7,670.82 t

Telecommunication

 SwitzerlandNorway
International dialing:+41+47
Internet domain:.ch.no

 CHE
total
CHE
per 1000
inh.
NOR
total
NOR
per 1000
inh.
Landlines:3,100,000362563,250105
Mobile phones:10,927,30012745,720,8901070
Internet server:5,301,0006183,588,000671
Internet users:7,987,1229315,240,938980

Healthcare system

 SwitzerlandNorway
Hospital beds per 1000 pop.:4.703.90
Physicians per 1000 inh.:4.244.63
Diabetes:5.7 %5.3 %
HIV:0.05 %0.04 %
Tuberculosis:0.1 %0.0 %
Tuberculosis cure rate:82.0 %84.0 %
Smokers:25.1 %13.0 %

Climate

Detailed info for: Switzerland and Norway

 SwitzerlandNorway
Daytime temperatures:13.8 °C9.1 °C
Nighttime temperatures:5.3 °C2.1 °C
Water temperature:10.8 °C8.8 °C
Rel. humidity:76 %78 %
Rain days:10.111.1
Sunshine hours per day:5.14.1

Native languages

 SwitzerlandNorway
Norwegian:n/a96.6 %
German:62.5 %n/a
French:21.3 %n/a
Italian:8.3 %n/a
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
English:n/a0.5 %
Danish:n/a0.4 %
Swedish:n/a0.3 %
other:2.4 %2.2 %

Religions

 SwitzerlandNorway
Christianity:70.8 %87.8 %
nondenominational:21.4 %n/a
Islam:4.9 %2.3 %
Jewry:0.2 %n/a
other:2.7 %9.9 %