Population of main cities including suburbs:
Zurich (965,000); Geneva (500,000); Basel (490,000); Bern (340,000); Lausanne (310,000).
Swiss German 65%, French Swiss 18%, Ticino 10%, Others 7%.
Switzerland has three official languages: German, French and Italian and four national languages: German, French, Italian and Romansch.
Other Languages Spoken:
Serbo-Croatian, Albanian, Portuguese, Spanish, English.
English, German, French, and Italian.
Roman Catholics (41.8%), Protestants (35.3%), Muslims (4.3%), Orthodox (1.8%), Other Christians (0.4%), Others (1%), Unspecified (4.3%), None (11.1%) (2000 census).
It is %T:%M %A In Geneva, Bern, Lausanne
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National Currency: Swiss Franc (CHF)
Type of State:
Federal republic based on parliamentary democracy. Confederation of 26 cantons (states/provinces) which enjoy fair amount of decentralization.
Type of Economy:
High-income economy, OECD member.
Fourth GDP per capita in the world; offshore financial services dominate the economy.
HDI (World Rank):
Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.
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91.8 per 100 Inhabitants
56.7 per 100 Inhabitants
85.2 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity:
100% of the Population
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