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Switzerland

 

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 Switzerland
All information: Switzerland
 
 United States
All information: United States
 
Area:41,290 km² 9,831,510 km²
Population:8,513,000 326,688,000
Official language:German English

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Government

Government form:Federal republic Federal presidential republic
Independent since:1499 n.Chr. 1776 n.Chr.
Capital:Bern Washington, D.C.


Population

Inhabitants per km²:206.2 33.2
Life expectancy males:81.6 years 76.1 years
Life expectancy females:85.6 years 81.1 years
Average age:42.0 years 37.4 years
Birthrate:10.00 ‰ 11.60 ‰
Deathrate:7.80 ‰ 8.60 ‰
Migrationrate:4.60 ‰ 3.00 ‰


Quality of life

Values from 0 (bad) to 100 (very good)
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Political stability:97 75
Civil rights:100 96
Health:93 68
Security:100 63
Climate:25 64
Cost of Living:45 36
Popularity:68 92


Economy

Currency:Swiss Franc (1 CHF = 100 Rappen) US Dollar (1 USD =100 Cents)
Unemployment rate:4.6 % 3.7 %
Inflation rate:0.36 % 1.81 %
Cost of Living:159.00 % 110.20 %
Commercial taxes and contributions:28.80 % 36.60 %
Average income:75,435 € 56,427 €
Corruption index:85 (good) 69 (moderate)
 
 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Gross domestic product:629,871 Mio €73.99 M € 18,351,356 M €56.17 M €
Gross national product:642,166 Mio €75.43 M € 18,433,513 M €56.43 M €
Exported goods:413,033 M €48.52 M € 2,234,305 M €6.84 M €
Imported goods:340,506 M €40.00 M € 2,794,991 M €8.56 M €

Infrastructure

 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Roadways:71,557 km8.41 km 6,586,610 km20.16 km
Railways:5,690 km0.67 km 293,564 km0.90 km
Waterways:1,292 km0.15 km 41,009 km0.13 km
Harbours:320.004 3,6730.011
Airports:630.007 13,5130.041


Energy balance

 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Energy consumption:58.46 bn kWh6.87 m kWh 3,902.00 bn kWh11.94 m kWh
Energy production:59.01 bn kWh6.93 m kWh 4,095.00 bn kWh12.53 m kWh
Energy export:30.17 bn kWh3.54 m kWh 9.70 bn kWh29,676.68 kWh
Energy imports:34.10 bn kWh4.01 m kWh 72.72 bn kWh222,598.05 kWh
CO2 emissions:35.31 m t4,147.18 t 5.25 bn t16,083.50 t


Telecommunication

International dialing:+41 +1
Internet domain:.ch .us
 
 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Landlines:3,302,836388 109,961,000337
Mobile phones:10,808,1481,270 422,000,0001,292
Internet server:5,301,000623 505,000,0001,546
Internet users:7,635,185897 285,087,483873



Healthcare system

Hospital beds/1000 inh.:4.70 2.90
Physicians per 1000 inh.:4.24 2.59
Diabetes sufferers:5.7 % 10.8 %
Tuberculosis sufferers:0.1 % 0.0 %
Tuberculosis cure rate:78.0 % 77.0 %
Smokers:25.7 % 21.8 %

Climate

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Daytime temperatures:12.9 °C 18.7 °C
Nighttime temperatures:4.7 °C 7.2 °C
Water temperature:10.8 °C 19.1 °C
Relative humidity:75 % 67 %
Absolute humidity:8 g/m³ 9 g/m³
Rain days per year:121.2 85.2
Sunshine hours per day:5.1 7.2


Native languages

English:n/a 82.1 %
German:62.5 % 0.7 %
French:21.3 % 0.7 %
Spanish:1.1 % 10.7 %
Italian:8.3 % 0.6 %
Croatian:1.4 % n/a
Albanian:1.3 % n/a
Portuguese:1.2 % 0.2 %
Chinese:n/a 0.6 %
Romansh:0.5 % n/a
Tagalog:n/a 0.4 %
Polish:n/a 0.3 %
Korean:n/a 0.3 %
Vietnamese:n/a 0.2 %
Japanese:n/a 0.2 %
other:2.4 % 3.0 %


Religions

Christianity:70.8 % 78.5 %
nondenominational:21.4 % n/a
Islam:4.9 % 0.6 %
Jewry:0.2 % 1.8 %
Buddhism:n/a 0.7 %
other:2.7 % 18.4 %