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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 AD1905 AD
Capital:BernOslo

Population

 SwitzerlandNorway
Population:8,637,0005,379,000
Inhabitants/km²:209.214.0
Life expectancy males:Ø 81 yearsØ 82 years
Life expectancy females:Ø 85 yearsØ 85 years
Average age:Ø 42.7 yearsØ 39.5 years
Birthrate:9.90 ‰9.80 ‰
Deathrate:8.80 ‰7.50 ‰
Migrationrate:4.55 ‰3.95 ‰

Quality of life

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

 SwitzerlandNorway
Political stability:9188
Civil rights:9999
Health:9390
Climate:3416
Cost of Living:4239
Popularity:4637

Economy

 SwitzerlandNorway
Currency:Swiss Franc
(1 CHF = 100 Rappen)
Norwegian Krone
(1 NOK =100 Øre)
Unemployment rate:5.3 %5.0 %
Inflation rate:0.58 %3.48 %
Cost of Living:
(USA = 100%)
144.71 %123.85 %
Commercial taxes and contributions:28.80 %36.20 %
Average income:82,620 US$78,290 US$
Corruption index:84 (good)85 (good)


 CHE:
total
per 1000
inh.
NOR:
total
per 1000
inh.
Gross domestic product:752,248 M US$87.10 M US$362,198 M US$67.33 M US$
Gross national product:713,590 M US$82.62 M US$421,184 M US$78.29 M US$
Exported goods:468,683 M US$54.27 M US$116,718 M US$21.70 M US$
Imported goods:416,573 M US$48.23 M US$119,632 M US$22.24 M US$

Infrastructure

 CHE:
total
per 1000
inh.
NOR:
total
per 1000
inh.
Roadways:71,557 km8.29 km94,902 km17.64 km
Railways:3,236 km0.37 km4,200 km0.78 km
Waterways:1,292 km0.15 km1,577 km0.29 km
Harbours:280.0031,6440.306
Airports:630.007950.018

Energy balance

 CHE:
total
per 1000
inh.
NOR:
total
per 1000
inh.
Energy consumption:58.46 bn kWh6.77 m kWh122.20 bn kWh22.72 m kWh
Energy production:59.01 bn kWh6.83 m kWh147.70 bn kWh27.46 m kWh
Energy export:30.17 bn kWh3.49 m kWh15.53 bn kWh2.89 m kWh
Energy imports:34.10 bn kWh3.95 m kWh5.74 bn kWh1.07 m kWh
CO2 emissions:37.48 m t4,339.69 t37.35 m t6,943.06 t

Telecommunication

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

 CHE
total
CHE
per 1000
inh.
NOR
total
NOR
per 1000
inh.
Landlines:2,952,000342348,80865
Mobile cellulars:10,900,00012625,825,5841083
Internet server:5,301,0006143,588,000667
Internet users:8,044,9319315,218,091970
Broadband Internet:4,028,2384662,387,661444

Healthcare system

 SwitzerlandNorway
Hospital beds per 1000 pop.:4.633.53
Physicians per 1000 inh.:4.244.63
Diabetes:5.7 %5.3 %
HIV:0.05 %0.03 %
Tuberculosis:0.0 %0.0 %
Tuberculosis cure rate:68.0 %85.0 %
Smokers:25.5 %16.2 %

Climate

Detailed info for: Switzerland and Norway

 SwitzerlandNorway
Daytime temperatures:15.1 °C8.9 °C
Nighttime temperatures:6.3 °C2.0 °C
Water temperature:10.8 °C8.8 °C
Rel. humidity:76 %78 %
Rain days:9.511.5
Sunshine hours per day:5.24.2

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 %