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Overview - Switzerland

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Overview

Capital:
Bern
Area:
41,290 km²
Population:
7,523,934 (2006 estimate)
Language(s):
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 - 0.5%, others - 2.8%.
Religion(s):
Roman Catholic - 41.8%, Protestant - 35.3%, Orthodox - 1.8%, other Christian - 0.4%, Muslim - 4.3%, others - 1%, unspecified - 4.3%, none - 11.1%.
Ethnic Group(s):
German - 65%, French - 18%, Italian - 10%, Romansch - 1%, others - 6%.