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Switzerland Population and Religion percentage

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a landlocked country situated at the confluence of Western, Central, and Southern Europe. According to the Federal Office for Statistics, the population of Switzerland as of 1st July 2023 is  8,902,308 (8.9 million) 

Estimated Population of Switzerland in 2024: 8.9 Million or 89 lakh

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Switzerland Demographics

Switzerland2023
Total Population8,902,308
Global Rank100
Land Area 39,997 sq. km (15,443 sq. mi)
Area Rank132
Pop. Density219 people/sq. km
Capital CityZurich
Fertility Rate* of Switzerland1.54
Infant mortality rate ** in Switzerland3
Median Age in Switzerland 43.1 Years
Life Expectancy in Switzerland84.25 years
Urban Population of Switzerland74.1%

*Fertility rate, average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age.

 

Religion in Switzerland

Christianity is the largest religion followed by 69% of the population. The largest Christian denomination in Switzerland is Catholics (35.10%) followed by the Swiss Reformed Church (25.10%), Eastern Orthodoxy  (2.50%), and Other Christians

Non-Christian faiths account for 5%, and the remaining 29% are classified as unaffiliated, which can mean agnostic, atheist, or “nothing in particular.”

Islam is the second largest religion and accounts for 3.40%. Other smaller Religions include Hinduism, Buddhism, Jews,  and smaller faiths. 

Religion percentage in Switzerland 

Religion / AffiliationsPercentage
Christian 69%
Catholic Church -35.10%
Swiss Reformed Church -25.10%
Evangelical Protestant Churches -1.20%
Lutheran Churches -1.00%
Eastern Orthodox Church -2.50%
Other Christian Churches -2.10%
Others 
Islam 3.40%
Hinduism 0.60%
Buddhism 0.50%
Judaism 0.20%
Other religions 0.20%
Unaffiliated 27.80%
Undetermined -1.20%

Source: Wikipedia

Switzerland Demographics
Fertility Rate* of Switzerland1.54
Infant mortality rate ** in Switzerland3
Median Age in Switzerland 43.1 Years
Life Expectancy in Switzerland84.25 years
Urban Population of Switzerland74.1%

*Fertility rate, average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age.

Top Cities in Switzerland by Population
CityCantonPopulation
1ZürichZürich4,20,217
2GenevaGeneva2,03,951
3BaselBasel-Stadt1,78,722
4LausanneVaud1,39,408
5BernBern1,34,591
6WinterthurZürich1,13,173
7LucerneLuzern82,257
8St. GallenSt. Gallen76,090
9LuganoTicino62,615
10Biel/BienneBern55,602
11ThunBern43,632
12BellinzonaTicino43,279
13KönizBern42,044
14La Chaux-de-FondsNeuchâtel37,494
15FribourgFribourg38,197
16SchaffhausenSchaffhausen36,604
17VernierGeneva34,958
18ChurGraubünden36,560
19SionValais34,710
20UsterZürich35,007
Population of Switzerland 2024 | Religion in Switzerland