Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

Swiss population at 7.9 million: statistics office

Share this article

Swiss population at 7.9 million: statistics office
Twicepix
11:16 CEST+02:00

Switzerland's population grew to 7.9 million people last year, with a quarter of residents born abroad, the Federal Statistics Office said Thursday.

"At the end of 2010, Switzerland's permanent resident population stood at 7,870,100 inhabitants, i.e. a rise of 84,300 persons compared with 2009," it said in a statement.  

"A quarter of the people living in Switzerland were born abroad and immigrated to our country. Moreover, one out of eight inhabitants lives in one of the five large cities of Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Lausanne and Bern," it added.

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

From our sponsors

Why Europe's top talent still flocks to London

London has always had a certain allure that pulls in entrepreneurs from near and far. As one of the world's most connected cities, a top financial centre and a multicultural melting pot, countless professionals from Europe and beyond are drawn to London like moths to a flame.