Switzerland

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Switzerland

Federal republic, independant since 1499

Region:
Western Europe
Area:
41,277 km²
Local name:
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera/Svizra
Capital:
Bern

Detailed information

Currency History
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Climate
Public Holidays
Airports
Economy
Inflation Rates
Energy consumption
Telecommunication
Refugees
Country comparison
Current time in Switzerland:
10:13 am
Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

The countrywide time in Switzerland is Central European Time (CET).
As in many countries far away from the equator, there is a daylight saving time in summer.
So the difference to Greenwich Mean Time is usually +1 hours in summer and +2 hours in winter.

Timezones and clock changesPublic Holidays in SwitzerlandSunrise and sunset

Bevölkerung

Population:
8,179,000
198.2
Ø 83 years
Birthrate:
10.5 p.c. per year
Deathrate:
8.2 p.c. per year
Males/Females:
49.2% : 50.8%

Alterspyramide

AlterMänner Frauen
65+7.8%10.0%
55-646.1%6.1%
25-5421.9%21.7%
15-245.8%5.5%
0-147.8%7.3%



The currency in Switzerland is Swiss Franc (CHF).
1 Franc is divided into 100 Rappen.
Status: 11/22/2017
1 US$ = 0.98 Francs
1 Franc = 1.02 US$

The climate in Switzerland

A moderate climatic zone determines the weather [in country]. As usual in the northern hemisphere, the days in the summer months are not only warmer but also longer. Depending on the season, the average daytime temperatures range between 3 and 23 degrees. In some parts of the country the temperature raises up to 28 °C. In the colder months and depending in the region, the temperature lowers down to -3°C in a month's average.

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures


Detailed climate data for Switzerland and 15 geographic spots of the country

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Languages

Official language:
German, French, Italian, Romansh

mother tonguedistribution
German62.5 %
French21.3 %
Italian8.3 %
Croatian1.4 %
Albanian1.3 %
Portuguese1.2 %
Spanish1.1 %
Romansh0.5 %
other2.4 %

Religions

branchdistribution
Roman Catholics38.2%
Protestants26.9%
other Christs5.7%
Muslims4.9%
nondenominational21.4%
other2.9%

Economy more...

(per year)
GDP:596.10 bn €
Exportations:272.02 bn €
Importations:219.89 bn €
Unemployment rate:4.6 %
Inflation rate:-0.43 %
corruption index:86 (good)
Energy consumption:62.6 bn kWh

Transport more...

Roadways:71,464 km
Railways:5,652 km
Waterways:1,292 km
Airports:63

Most important cities in Switzerland

CityRegionPopulation
Bern [Capital]Bern133,000
ZürichZurich403,000
GenèveGeneva199,000
BaselBasel-City171,000
LausanneVaud138,000
WinterthurZurich110,000
Sankt GallenSaint Gallen71,000
LuzernLucerne57,000
Biel/BienneBern54,000
ThunBern42,000
La Chaux-de-FondsNeuchâtel37,000
ChurGrisons35,000
RapperswilSaint Gallen35,000
SchaffhausenSchaffhausen34,000
FribourgFribourg33,000
NeuchâtelNeuchâtel31,000
VernierGeneva30,000
SittenValais28,000
EmmenLucerne27,000
LuganoTicino26,000
BaarZug24,000
Yverdon-les-BainsVaud24,000
ZugZug23,000
FrauenfeldThurgau22,000
RiehenBasel-City20,000
WettingenAargau18,000
AllschwilBasel-Landschaft18,000
KreuzlingenThurgau18,000
MuttenzBasel-Landschaft17,000
BellinzonaTicino17,000



Political indicators

(Based on the "Worldwide Governance Indicators" project of the World Bank)

Political stability:
Rule of law:
Effectivity:
Regulatory quality:
Voice accountability:
Death penalty:abolished in 1992



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