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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:8,575,000 328,240,000
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 km²:207.7 33.4
Life expectancy males:81.9 years 76.1 years
Life expectancy females:85.7 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

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Political stability:93 74
Civil rights:99 83
Health:93 74
Climate:27 64
Cost of Living:35 38
Popularity:53 85


Economy

Currency:Swiss Franc (1 CHF = 100 Rappen) US Dollar (1 USD =100 Cents)
Unemployment rate:4.9 % 3.9 %
Inflation rate:0.36 % 1.81 %
Cost of Living:159.00 % 110.20 %
Commercial taxes and contributions:28.80 % 36.60 %
Average income:76,373 € 58,821 €
Corruption index:85 (good) 69 (moderate)
 
 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Gross domestic product:628,033 Mio €73.24 M € 19,145,356 M €58.33 M €
Gross national product:654,869 Mio €76.37 M € 19,308,457 M €58.82 M €
Exported goods:409,934 M €47.81 M € 2,258,389 M €6.88 M €
Imported goods:335,234 M €39.10 M € 2,773,678 M €8.45 M €

Infrastructure

 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Roadways:71,557 km8.35 km 6,586,610 km20.07 km
Railways:5,690 km0.66 km 293,564 km0.89 km
Waterways:1,292 km0.15 km 41,009 km0.12 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 kWh6.82 m kWh 3,902.00 bn kWh11.89 m kWh
Energy production:59.01 bn kWh6.88 m kWh 4,095.00 bn kWh12.48 m kWh
Energy export:30.17 bn kWh3.52 m kWh 9.70 bn kWh29,536.36 kWh
Energy imports:34.10 bn kWh3.98 m kWh 72.72 bn kWh221,545.53 kWh
CO2 emissions:34.48 m t4,020.74 t 5.01 bn t15,251.98 t


Telecommunication

International dialing:+41 +1
Internet domain:.ch .us
 
 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Landlines:3,100,000362 107,281,000327
Mobile phones:10,927,3001,274 422,000,0001,286
Internet server:5,301,000618 505,000,0001,539
Internet users:7,987,120931 290,488,378885



Healthcare system

Hospital beds/1000 inh.:4.70 2.90
Physicians per 1000 inh.:4.24 2.59
Diabetes sufferers:5.7 % 10.8 %
HIV sufferers:0.05 % 0.22 %
Tuberculosis sufferers:0.1 % 0.0 %
Tuberculosis cure rate:82.0 % 79.0 %
Smokers:25.1 % 25.1 %

Climate

Detailed info for: Switzerland and United States

Daytime temperatures:13.9 °C 18.8 °C
Nighttime temperatures:5.4 °C 7.3 °C
Water temperature:10.8 °C 17.7 °C
Relative humidity:76 % 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 % 0.6 %
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 0.9 %
Romansh:0.5 % n/a
Tagalog:n/a 0.4 %
Korean:n/a 0.3 %
Polish:n/a 0.3 %
Vietnamese:n/a 0.2 %
Japanese:n/a 0.2 %
Russian:n/a 0.2 %
other:2.4 % 2.6 %


Religions

Christianity:70.8 % 78.5 %
nondenominational:21.4 % n/a
Islam:4.9 % 1.1 %
Jewry:0.2 % 1.8 %
Sikhism:n/a 1.6 %
Hinduism:n/a 1.0 %
Buddhism:n/a 0.7 %
other:2.7 % 15.3 %