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Facts and figures of the month: the economy
Key facts and figures about the Swiss economy: GDP, sectoral breakdown, trading partners and products.
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Most people in Switzerland live in the cities and surrounding areas. © FDFA, Presence Switzerland
Society
The main driver of demographic growth in Switzerland over the last few decades has been migration.
History
Switzerland evolved over many centuries from a loose alliance of small self-governing towns and states to a fully-fledged federal state of 26 cantons.
Politics
Federalism and direct democracy reflect the great importance that the Swiss political system places on the freedom of choice and self-determination.
Economy
Switzerland has one of the most competitive economies in the world thanks above all to its highly developed service sector.
Scene from a library at the University of Bern. In Switzerland, students usually attend university between the ages of 19 and 24. © FDFA
Education and Science
In Switzerland the 26 cantons are responsible for compulsory education.
Environment
Switzerland has three main geographic regions: the Alps covering around 60% of the country's total surface area, the Swiss Plateau (30%) and the Jura (10%).
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Discover Switzerland through more than 20 graphics on the themes of society, the economy, science and the environment.
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House of Switzerland @HofSwitzerland
June is dairy month! In Switzerland🇨🇭 we have more than 550,000 dairy cows!🐄 Did you know that there are more than 450 varieties of Swiss cheese🧀 and nearly half the milk produced in Switzerland is turned into cheese? https://t.co/a3hC6lMl85
04.06.2021 13:00
House of Switzerland @HofSwitzerland
Discovering a #SwissCanton🇨🇭 The region of Nidwalden is replete with interesting places of pilgrimage and sacred buildings of historical and artistic significance. @nidwalden https://t.co/7QwkDoPp8a
04.06.2021 10:00
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