Switzerland Demographics Population Religion Percentage by City Immigrants

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Switzerland Demographics Population Religion Percentage

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal republic in Europe. It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern is the seat of the federal authorities.Switzerland Demographics Population Religion Percentage 2017 The country is situated in western-Central Europe, and is bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. Switzerland is a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning an area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi). While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately eight million people is concentrated mostly on the plateau, where the largest cities are to be found: among them are the two global cities and economic centres Zürich and Geneva.

Switzerland is one of the most developed countries in the world, with the highest nominal wealth per adult and the eighth-highest per capita gross domestic product according to the IMF.Switzerland ranks at or near the top globally in several metrics of national performance, including government transparency, civil liberties, quality of life, economic competitiveness, and human development. Zürich and Geneva have each been ranked among the top cities in the world in terms of quality of life, with the former ranked second globally, according to Mercer.


 Switzerland demographics Population by Religion

Religion by denomination (% population age 15+)

 

1950

1970

2000

2012

2013

Roman Catholic

40.9

46.7

42.3

38.2

38

Swiss Reformed

57.5

48.8

33.9

26.9

26.1

Unaffiliated

1.2

11.4

21.4

22.2

Other Christian

2

4.3

5.7

5.8

Islam

0.2

3.6

4.9

5.1

Jewish

0.5

0.4

0.2

0.3

0.2

Others

1.1

0.1

0.7

1.3

1.3

No answer

0.4

3.6

1.3

1.3

Total (100%, older than 15)

4.575.416

5.868.572

6.662.333

6.744.794

 


Switzerland demographics Population by Immigrants

Permanent residents by nationality

Nation

1980

1985

1990

1995

2000

2005

2010

2013

Total

913,497

960,674

1,127,109

1,363,590

1,424,370

1,541,912

1,766,277

1,937,447

Europe

859,054

892,748

1,036,760

1,238,937

1,261,975

1,334,590

1,504,943

1,646,825

Africa

10,539

13,130

20,291

28,800

37,618

48,081

71,527

83,873

Americas

20,838

23,438

29,149

38,585

49,687

61,732

74,511

78,433

North America

12,182

12,394

13,775

16,140

18,952

21,004

25,590

26,672

Latin America and Caribbean

8,656

11,044

15,374

22,445

30,735

40,728

48,921

51,761

Asia

21,569

29,772

38,921

54,914

72,002

94,009

110,549

122,941

Oceania

1,260

1,326

1,728

1,999

2,829

3,242

3,990

4,145

Germany

87,389

82,143

84,485

91,976

109,785

158,651

263,271

292,291

Spain

98,098

109,232

116,987

102,320

84,266

72,167

64,126

75,333

France

48,002

48,948

51,729

55,407

61,688

70,901

95,643

110,103

Italy

423,008

394,812

381,493

361,892

321,795

297,917

287,130

298,875

Austria

31,986

29,417

29,123

28,454

29,191

33,069

37,013

39,494

Portugal

10,863

31,029

86,035

135,646

135,449

167,857

212,586

253,227

United Kingdom

16,050

17,482

18,269

20,030

22,309

26,425

37,273

40,898

Croatia

42,582

43,876

40,709

33,507

30,471

Serbia and Montenegro

190,940

196,833

Serbia

121,908

90,704

Montenegro

2,022

2,415

Kosovo

58,755

86,976

Bosnia and Herzegovina

24,748

45,111

43,354

35,513

33,002

Macedonia

39,540

56,092

60,898

60,116

62,633

Turkey

38,353

51,206

64,899

79,372

80,165

75,903

71,835

70,440

 


Switzerland demographics Population by Race

Race Wise Distribution

German

65%,

French

18%,

Italian

10%,

Romansch

1%,

other

6%

 


Switzerland Population by City

Switzerland – Largest Cities

S.No.

Name

Population

Latitude/Longitude

1

Zurich  wikipedia article, Zurich

341,730

47.367 / 8.55

2

Geneva  wikipedia article, Geneva

183,981

46.202 / 6.146

3

Basel  wikipedia article, Basel-City

164,488

47.558 / 7.573

4

Bern  wikipedia article, Bern

121,631

46.948 / 7.447

5

Lausanne, Vaud

116,751

46.516 / 6.633

6

Winterthur  wikipedia article, Zurich

91,908

47.506 / 8.724

7

St. Gallen  wikipedia article, Saint Gallen

70,572

47.424 / 9.375

8

Lucerne  wikipedia article, Lucerne

57,066

47.05 / 8.306

9

Biel/Bienne  wikipedia article, Bern

48,614

47.137 / 7.246

10

Thun  wikipedia article, Bern

42,136

46.751 / 7.622

 

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