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Largest Cities
City Population Estimated
Zurich 344,500 2002
Geneva 177,500 2002
Basel 163,800 2002

Key Data
Region: Europe
Population: 7,318,800 October 2002
Area Total: 41,290 km2
Area Land: 39,770 km2
Coast Line: 0 km (Landlocked) km
Capital: Berne
Climate: Temperate, but varies with altitude; cold, cloudy, rainy/snowy winters; cool to warm, cloudy, humid summers with occasional showers.
Languages: German
French
Italian
Romansch
Currency: 1 Swiss franc (SwF$) = 100 centimes
Holiday: Founding of the Swiss Confederation

Average Daily Temperature
Capital: Berne
January: -3.1C / 26.4F
July: 23.5C / 74.3F
Annual Rainfall: 1000.76mm / 39.4''

Boundaries
Italy: 740km
France: 573km
Germany: 334km
Austria: 164km
Liechtenstein: 41km

Ethnic Divisions
German 65%
French 18%
Italian 10%
other 6%
Romansch 1%

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Religions
Roman Catholic 46%
Protestant 40%
none 9%
other 5%
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