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Switzerland:
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Population
Definition - World rank and map
7,581,520 (July 2008 est.)
Population density
Definition - World rank and map
190.6 people per sq. km (July 2008 est.)
Age structure
Definition - World rank and map
0-14 years: 15.8% (male 623,213/female 577,430)
15-64 years: 68.2% (male 2,605,044/female 2,562,354)
65 years and over: 16% (male 501,699/female 711,780) (2008 est.)
Median Age
Definition - World rank and map
total: 40.7 years
male: 39.6 years
female: 41.7 years (2008 est.)
Population growth rate
Definition - World rank and map
0.329% (2008 est.)
Birth rate
Definition - World rank and map
9.62 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Death rate
Definition - World rank and map
8.54 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Net migration rate
Definition - World rank and map
2.21 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2008 est.)
Sex ratio
Definition
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.08 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.7 male(s)/female
total population: 0.97 male(s)/female (2008 est.)
Infant mortality rate
Definition - World rank and map
total: 4.23 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 4.71 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 3.73 deaths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
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total population: 80.74 years
male: 77.91 years
female: 83.71 years (2008 est.)
Total fertility rate
Definition - World rank and map
1.44 children born/woman (2008 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
Definition - World rank and map
0.4% (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
Definition - World rank and map
13,000 (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths
Definition
fewer than 100 (2003 est.)
Nationality
Definition
noun: Swiss (singular and plural)
adjective: Swiss
Ethnic groups
Definition
German 65%, French 18%, Italian 10%, Romansch 1%, other 6%
Religions
Definition
Roman Catholic 41.8%, Protestant 35.3%, Muslim 4.3%, Orthodox 1.8%, other Christian 0.4%, other 1%, unspecified 4.3%, none 11.1% (2000 census)
Languages
Definition
German (official) 63.7%, French (official) 20.4%, Italian (official) 6.5%, Serbo-Croatian 1.5%, Albanian 1.3%, Portuguese 1.2%, Spanish 1.1%, English 1%, Romansch (official) 0.5%, other 2.8% (2000 census)
note: German, French, Italian, and Romansch are all national and official languages
Literacy
Definition
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: 99% (2003 est.)


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