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Switzerland Facts

  • Name: Switzerland
    (long form) Swiss Confederation
  • Capital City: Bern (123,466 pop.)
  • Switzerland Population: 7,996,026 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Swiss franc
    (conversion rates)

    swiss franc
    10 francs
  • Ethnicity: German 65%, French 18%, Italian 10%, Romansch 1%, other 6%
  • GDP total: $362.4 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $54,600 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: German (official) 63.7%, French (official) 20.4%, Italian (official) 6.5%, Serbo-Croatian 1.5%, Albanian 1.3%, Portuguese 1.2%, Spanish 1.1%, English 1%, Romansch (official) 0.5%, other 2.8%

    note: German, French, Italian, and Romansch are all national and official languages
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Bern, Lausanne
  • Name: Switzerland's name comes from the German derivative Suito and the Schwyz canton in the central part of the country
  • National Day: August 1
  • Religion: Roman Catholic 41.8%, Protestant 35.3%, Muslim 4.3%, Orthodox 1.8%, other Christian 0.4%, other 1%, unspecified 4.3%, none 11.1%
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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.