Switzerland - Population



Switzerland Population 1269
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The population of Switzerland in 2003 was estimated by the United Nations at 7,169,000, which placed it as number 93 in population among the 193 nations of the world. In that year approximately 15% of the population was over 65 years of age, with another 17% of the population under 15 years of age. There were 98 males for every 100 females in the country in 2003. According to the UN, the annual population growth rate for 2000–2005 is -0.05%, with the projected population for the year 2015 at 7,010,000. The population density in 2002 was 176 per sq km (457 per sq mi).

It was estimated by the Population Reference Bureau that 68% of the population lived in urban areas in 2001. The capital city, Bern, had a population of 344,000 in that year. The largest metropolitan area is Zurich, with 984,000 residents in 2000. Other large cities include Basel, 176,270; Geneva, 171,747; and Lausanne, 117,153. According to the United Nations, the urban population growth rate for 2000–2005 was 0.6%.

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akira
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Jul 26, 2009 @ 2:02 am
...it;s beautiful in switzerland someday i want to go there!!!

and a very historical place....
umesh
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Oct 8, 2009 @ 12:00 am
i love switzland. its cool population................
Shahama
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Oct 12, 2009 @ 2:14 pm
I LOVE SWITZERLAND I VISITED IT 1 TIME AND I LOVED IT!!! I AM GOING TO VISIT IT NEXT YEAR
최혜윤
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Jan 5, 2010 @ 5:05 am
GOOD INFORMATON ^^
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Christine
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Jan 8, 2010 @ 3:03 am
The best country in the world. I once lived there for several years and was very happy. I made the devastating decision to leave this country for Australia. I survive on the fringes of poverty as an elderly person thanks to the Australian Pension system. I am close to 70, have a permanent disability and still go to work to pay my rent. No luxurious for pensioners in this racist country.
zombie
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Jan 19, 2010 @ 8:20 pm
Im doing switzerland for my social studies project!
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Mar 4, 2010 @ 3:03 am
I am doing Switzerland as a project and I need some help now
Any one got a idea Please
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Dec 3, 2010 @ 10:10 am
its really cool.i loved it alot and i hope to go there someday again.[:
sydnie
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Jun 12, 2011 @ 9:21 pm
I had a school project on Switzerland! I learned so many cool thing about it. I hope i can visit one day! Thanks for the information. I got an A+ on my project. Thanks :).
alex
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Dec 1, 2011 @ 6:18 pm
Switzerland is facinating thanks french teacher!:D
Kiara Smith
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Dec 7, 2011 @ 2:14 pm
im doing my project on switerland,, hopefully i learn many cool things about it,, but at the moment im in need of help anyone want to help me ?
Smith-E
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Dec 27, 2012 @ 4:16 pm
I absolutely love Switzerland. It is such a beautiful and historical place. I can't wait 'till I can go there soon! Thank you! The info helped.

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