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EDM code : Etudiants Du Monde / Students of the World.
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Switzerland - Physical geography

Area : 41 290 Km2
Water : 3.7 %
Lands under cultivation : 12 %
Wild pasture lands : 28 %
Forests : 31 %

Min. Height : 193 m (Lac Majeur)
Max. Height : 4634 m (Pointe Dufour)


Switzerland - Climate

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Temperatures °C (degrees Celsius) in Geneva
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Switzerland - People
Nationality : Swiss
Main language(s) : German (63%), French (19%), Italian (8%)

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Population (2005) : 7 441 000 people
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Density : 180 people / Km2
Fertility rate : 1.75 children / woman
Life expectancy : 81 years
Urban population : 68 %

Main cities :
350 000 people Zurich (aggl=950 000)
128 000 people Bern (capital) (aggl=320 000)
176 000 people Geneva (aggl=460 000)
172 000 people Basle (or Basel) (aggl=405 000)
122 000 people Lausanne (aggl=290 000)
88 000 people Winterthur
71 000 people Neuchatel
70 000 people St-Gall
58 000 people Lucerne (aggl=180 000)
50 000 people Bienne


Switzerland - Economy
Currency : Swiss Franc (CHF) = 100 Centimes
Rate of exchange (Sept.2004) :

1 Euro = 1.55 Swiss Francs (CHF)

GDP (Gross Domestic Product), 2002 : 267 billion dollars
GDP per capita, 2002 : 35882 dollars
GNP (Gross National Product), 2005 : 408.7 billion dollars
GNP per capita, 2005 : 54925 dollars


Switzerland - Miscellaneous information
CONSUMPTION = individual/year (world rank 1997) :
- Honey = 1.5 Kg (2)
- Pastas = 9 Kg (3)
- Wine = 50 l (3)
- Butter = 6 Kg (4)
- Chocolate (5)
- Coffee (7)
- Meat = 90 Kg (9)
- Cheese 16 Kg (11)
MAIN NATURAL RESOURCES :
- Barley
- Potatoes
- Wheat
- Oxen
- Pigs
OTHER RESOURCES & PRODUCTS (world rank 2003) :
- Chocolate
- Wine (25)
SERVICES (world rank 2000) :
- Banks (3)
RECORDS :
- Gross national income in Switzerland = 38 570 us$ / Year / people (world rank = 2). (source = Quid 2002)


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