:: EUROPE - Switzerland

Capital: Bern

Total Population (million): 7.550077
Annual growth rate: 0.05907631%
Density: 186.0369inhab./km²
Urban population: 75.56%
Ethnic Origins:
Official Language: German
Other languages spoken: In Switzerland, the languages used are German (63.7 %), French (19.2 %) and Italian (7.6 %). Other foreign languages are spoken by 8.9 % of the population. It is important to note that German is not necessarily the only language spoken in the German-speaking part of Switzerland. Indeed, there are many regional dialects.
Business language: English, German, French and Italian.
Religion: Catholics 46.4%, Protestants 39.8%, Orthodox 0.9%, Jews 0.4%, Others 12.5%.
Country overview

Area: 41280 km²
Type of State: Federal republic based on parliamentary democracy. Confederation of 26 cantons (states/provinces) which enjoy fair amount of decentralisation.
Type of economy: High-income economy, OECD member
Offshore financial services dominate the economy.

Telephone code:
To call from Switzerland, dial 00
To call in Switzerland, dial 41
Internet suffix: .ch
Computers: 86.2
Telephone lines:
Internet users:
Access to electricity: n.c.



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