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    Switzerland People 1998
    http://www.greekorthodoxchurch.org/wfb1998/switzerland/switzerland_people.html
    SOURCE: 1998 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Population 7,260,357 (July 1998 est.)

      Age structure
      0-14 years: 17% (male 642,365; female 613,931)
      15-64 years: 68% (male 2,506,653; female 2,415,647)
      65 years and over: 15% (male 436,804; female 644,957) (July 1998 est.)

      Population growth rate 0.22% (1998 est.)

      Birth rate 10.81 births/1,000 population (1998 est.)

      Death rate 9.03 deaths/1,000 population (1998 est.)

      Net migration rate 0.42 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1998 est.)

      Sex ratio
      at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.68 male(s)/female (1998 est.)

      Infant mortality rate 4.92 deaths/1,000 live births (1998 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth
      total population: 78.88 years
      male: 75.71 years
      female: 82.22 years (1998 est.)

      Total fertility rate 1.46 children born/woman (1998 est.)

      Nationality
      noun: Swiss (singular and plural)
      adjective: Swiss

      Ethnic groups total population - German 65%, French 18%, Italian 10%, Romansch 1%, other 6%
      note: Swiss nationals - German 74%, French 20%, Italian 4%, Romansch 1%, other 1%

      Religions Roman Catholic 46.1%, Protestant 40%, other 5%, no religion 8.9% (1990)

      Languages German 63.7%, French 19.2%, Italian 7.6%, Romansch 0.6%, other 8.9%
      note: figures for Swiss nationals only: German 74%, French 20%, Italian 4%, Romansch 1%, other 1%

      Literacy
      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 99% (1980 est.)
      male: NA%
      female: NA%

      NOTE: The information regarding Switzerland on this page is re-published from the 1998 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Switzerland People 1998 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Switzerland People 1998 should be addressed to the CIA.

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