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Switzerland

 

Norway

 Switzerland
All information: Switzerland
 
 Norway
All information: Norway
 
Area:41,290 km² 385,203 km²
Population:8,575,000 5,348,000
Official language:German Norwegian

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Government

Government form:Federal republic Parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Independent since:1499 n.Chr. 1905 n.Chr.
Capital:Bern Oslo


Population

Inhabitants per km²:207.7 13.9
Life expectancy males:81.9 years 81.1 years
Life expectancy females:85.7 years 84.5 years
Average age:42.0 years 39.0 years
Birthrate:10.00 ‰ 10.40 ‰
Deathrate:7.80 ‰ 7.70 ‰
Migrationrate:4.60 ‰ 4.00 ‰


Quality of life

Values from 0 (bad) to 100 (very good)
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Political stability:97 94
Civil rights:100 100
Health:93 89
Security:100 100
Climate:25 15
Cost of Living:45 42
Popularity:68 56


Economy

Currency:Swiss Franc (1 CHF = 100 Rappen) Norwegian Krone (1 NOK =100 Øre)
Unemployment rate:4.6 % 3.4 %
Inflation rate:0.36 % 2.17 %
Cost of Living:159.00 % 143.80 %
Commercial taxes and contributions:28.80 % 36.20 %
Average income:76,373 € 73,694 €
Corruption index:85 (good) 84 (good)
 
 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Gross domestic product:628,033 Mio €73.24 M € 360,283 M €67.37 M €
Gross national product:654,869 Mio €76.37 M € 394,114 M €73.70 M €
Exported goods:409,934 M €47.81 M € 131,548 M €24.60 M €
Imported goods:335,234 M €39.10 M € 126,362 M €23.63 M €

Infrastructure

 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Roadways:71,557 km8.35 km 94,902 km17.75 km
Railways:5,690 km0.66 km 4,200 km0.79 km
Waterways:1,292 km0.15 km 1,577 km0.29 km
Harbours:320.004 1,5760.295
Airports:630.007 950.018


Energy balance

 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Energy consumption:58.46 bn kWh6.82 m kWh 122.20 bn kWh22.85 m kWh
Energy production:59.01 bn kWh6.88 m kWh 147.70 bn kWh27.62 m kWh
Energy export:30.17 bn kWh3.52 m kWh 15.53 bn kWh2.90 m kWh
Energy imports:34.10 bn kWh3.98 m kWh 5.74 bn kWh1.07 m kWh
CO2 emissions:34.48 m t4,020.74 t 41.02 m t7,670.82 t


Telecommunication

International dialing:+41 +47
Internet domain:.ch .no
 
 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Landlines:3,302,836385 560,945105
Mobile phones:10,808,1481,260 5,720,8921,070
Internet server:5,301,000618 3,588,000671
Internet users:7,690,436897 5,160,274965



Healthcare system

Hospital beds/1000 inh.:4.70 3.90
Physicians per 1000 inh.:4.24 4.63
Diabetes sufferers:5.7 % 5.3 %
Tuberculosis sufferers:0.1 % 0.0 %
Tuberculosis cure rate:78.0 % 91.0 %
Smokers:25.7 % 20.2 %

Climate

Detailed info for: Switzerland and Norway

Daytime temperatures:12.9 °C 9.0 °C
Nighttime temperatures:4.7 °C 2.1 °C
Water temperature:10.8 °C 8.8 °C
Relative humidity:75 % 78 %
Absolute humidity:8 g/m³ 6 g/m³
Rain days per year:121.2 134.4
Sunshine hours per day:5.1 4.0


Native languages

Norwegian:n/a 96.6 %
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/a 0.5 %
Danish:n/a 0.4 %
Swedish:n/a 0.3 %
other:2.4 % 2.2 %


Religions

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 %