World Christian Encyclopedia Online

Get access

Switzerland
(4,807 words)

Die Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft (The Swiss Confederation)

Demographics (United Nations)

Population

8,671,000

Area

41,000 sq. km (16,000 sq. mi)

Population density

210/sq. km (540/sq. mi)

Growth rate p.a.

0.83% (per 1,000: births 10, deaths 8)

Under 15 years

15%

Urban dwellers

74% (0.79% p.a.)

Largest cities

Zurich 1,395,000; Genève 613,000; Basel 559,000; Lausanne 442,000; Bern 430,000

Languages & peoples (World Christian …

Cite this page
“Switzerland”, in: World Christian Encyclopedia Online, Todd M. Johnson, Gina A. Zurlo. Consulted online on 31 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2666-6855_WCEO_COM_02CHE>
First published online: 2020



▲   Back to top   ▲