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  • Area: 41,277 sq. km (15,937 sq. mi.)
  • Population: 8,179,294 (2016 est.)
  • Population growth rate: 0.7% (2016 est.)
  • Life expectancy: 82.6 years (2016)
  • Languages: German (official) 63.5%, French (official) 22.5%, Italian (official) 8.1%, English 4.4%, Portuguese 3.4%, Albanian 3.1%, Serbo-Croatian 2.5%, Spanish 2.2%, Romansch (official) 0.5% (note: some respondents gave multiple answers)
  • Religions: Roman Catholic 38.2%, Protestant 26.9%, other Christian 5.6%, Muslim 5%, other 1.6%, none 21.4%, unspecified 1.3%
  • Formal name: Swiss Confederation
  • Alternate names: Confederatio Helvetica, Confédération Suisse, Confederazione Svizzera, Confederaziun Svizra, Helvetia, Schweiz, Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft, Schwiz, Suisse, Svizra, Svizzera, Swiss Confederation
  • Government type: federal republic
  • Leaders: chief of state and head of government: President of the Swiss Confederation Doris LEUTHARD
  • Capital: Bern
  • Administrative divisions: 26 cantons
  • GDP per capita (PPP): $58,600 (2015 est.)
  • Exports: machinery, chemicals, metals, watches, agricultural products
  • Imports: machinery, chemicals, vehicles, metals; agricultural products, textiles
  • Currency: Swiss franc (CHF)

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