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Switzerland Luzern - Photo by Fr Antunes - CC-BY

Population 1999 ..........................................................7,275,467
GNP per capita 1997 (Atlas method, US$)........... 8,950
GNP 1997 (Atlas method, US$ billions)................ 319.3
Unemployment.....................................................................3.6%
Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... .7
Labor force (%) ....... 1.0
 

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Murren, Switzerland - Photo by jeffwilcox - CC-BY

Total Area..................................................................15,942 sq. mi.
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 62
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 79
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................ 5
Access to safe water (% of population) ....................................100
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ............................................. 4

Go to Switzerland Capital City Bern City Profile - To Switzerland History

About Switzerland __ A good overview of Switzerland and the Swiss including an "expanded profile" link. - From Countryreports.org - http://www.countryreports.org/switzerland.htm

Background Note: Switzerland __ A full national profile with history, culture, economy, maps and more. - illustrated - From U.S. State Department - http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/3431.htm

Beautiful Pictures of Switzerland __ And they are too. - illustrated - From Fooks Gallery/, Fookes Software. - http://www.fookes.com/gallery/switzerland.php

CIA - The World Factbook -- Switzerland __ A detailed look at Switzerland including people, culture, history and many other topics. - From US Central Intelligence Agency - http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/sz.html

Country Profile: Switzerland __ "A landlocked, majestically scenic country, the Swiss Confederation's long-standing neutral status has given it political stability that has helped it become one of the world's wealthiest countries...Formally neutral since just after the Napoleonic wars of the early 19th century and informally for about 300 years before that, Switzerland joined the United Nations in September 2002." History culture, statistics and more. - illustrated - From BBC - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/country_profiles/1035212.stm

Doing Business in Switzerland __ "This page provides a snapshot of each country’s aggregate ranking on the ease of doing business and on each of the ten topics that comprise the overall ranking. Data is also provided for each country for all the 10 topics covered in the database." Starting a business, dealing with licenses, employing workers, getting credit, paying taxes and much more. - From doingbusiness.org/The World Bank Group - http://www.doingbusiness.org/ExploreEconomies/?economyid=182

Economy of Switzerland __ "The economy of Switzerland is one of the world's most stable economies. Its policy of long-term monetary security and bank secrecy has made Switzerland a safe haven for investors, creating an economy that is increasingly dependent on a steady tide of foreign investment." an encyclopedic article. - From wiklipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Switzerland 



Ethnologue report for Switzerland __ Website dedicated to the languages of Switzerland. There is much more to it than French and German. Nine languages are spoken there. - From SIL International - http://www.ethnologue.com/show_country.asp?name=Switzerland

Maps Of Switzerland __ You will find a wide variety of map resources. Select from MapQuest, Merriam-Webster, Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection and others. - From embassyworld.com - http://www.embassyworld.com/maps/Maps_Of_Switzerland/

pictures of Switzerland at picturesofplaces.com __ "Switzerland pictures including Geneva, Zurich, Lucerne, Alps, Lauterbrunnen Valley, Lake Leman, Spiez Castle, Interlaken Valley, Zermatt, and more!" - illustrated - From picturesofplaces.com - http://www.picturesofplaces.com/Europe/switzerland.html 

Switzerland __ "Switzerland conjures up a fair swag of clichés: irresistible chocolates, kitsch clocks, yodelling Heidis, humourless bankers, international bureaucracies and an orderly, anally-retentive and rather bland national persona. But Harry Lime was wrong on more than one account when, in The Third Man, he said 500 years of Swiss democracy and peace had produced nothing more than the cuckoo clock. For a start, the Germans invented this monstrous timepiece; secondly, the Swiss, who are a brainy lot, have won more Nobel Prizes and registered more patents per capita than any other nation on earth. Muesli, DDT and life insurance may not be the stuff of legend, but where would the rest of us swashbucklers be without a bit of Swiss nous behind us?" History, culture, statistics and more. - illustrated - From Lonely Planet - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/europe/switzerland/


 
Switzerland __ A good overview of Switzerland, history, government, statistics and more. - illustrated - From Infoplease - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0108012.html

Switzerland - geography Flag, Map, Economy ... __ "Switzerland Interactive Factbook: GEOGRAPHY, Flag, Map,Geography, People, Government, Economy, Transportation, Communications." - illustrated - From theodora.com - http://www.theodora.com/wfb/switzerland_geography.html

Switzerland: Geography, Maps and Information __ You will find a collection of resources including geography, maps and links to related articles. - From about.com - http://geography.about.com/library/maps/blswitzerland.htm 

Switzerland Map and Information Page __ Maps and a good overview of Switzerland, geography and people. - illustrated - From worldatlas.com - http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/europe/ch.htm
 
Switzerland Official Government Website __ Information about all aspects of Swiss government, services, foreign policy and more. - From Government of Switzerland - http://www.admin.ch/

Switzerland Photos __ Galleries of click-to-enlarge photo images, pictures of Switzerland. - illustrated - From trekearth.com - http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Europe/Switzerland/

Switzerland Photos, Flag, Map and Travel Information __ You will find several galleries of pictures of Switzerland as well as an 'atlas' style summary with maps of Switzerland and more. - illustrated - From pbase.com - http://www.pbase.com/world/switzerland 

Switzerland -- Primary Documents __ A list of historic documents relating to Swiss history beginning in ancient times to the present. - From BYU - http://eudocs.lib.byu.edu/index.php/History_of_Switzerland:_Primary_Documents

Switzerland Residence Immigration Banking Swiss Bank Account Information __ Hundreds of pages of information about living in Switzerland, starting a business, relocating, retiring... you name it. - From Switzerlandisyours.com - http://switzerland.isyours.com/e/
 
Switzerland Swiss Schweiz Suisse Svizzera Suiza Suiça-swissinfo-Switzerland's News- and Information Platform __ An online source for news and information about Switzerland. - illustrated - Swissinfo/Swiss Radio International - http://www.swissinfo.org/

Switzerland Tourism __ Learn all you need to have a great vacation in Switzerland. You will find information about sights to see and things to do along with accommodations, events, weather, shopping and a lot more. - illustrated - From myswitzerland.com - http://www.myswitzerland.com/

Welcome to swissworld.org __ A website chock-full of information about Switzerland. Special section for students and teachers as well as government and cultural information. - illustrated - From Presence Switzerland PRS - http://www.swissworld.org/en/

Zurich News __ Online English newspaper. - illustrated - From World News Network - http://www.zurichnews.com/s/zurich/essay.html


 

 

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