People [1]

People

Population 8,372,413 (2016)
Population Growth Rate 1.081 annual % (2016)
Age Dependency Ratio 49.382 % of working-age population (2016)
Urban Population 73.99 % of total (2016)
Infant Mortality Rate 3.6 per 1,000 live births (2016)
Life Expectancy at Birth 82.898 years (2016)

Age Distribution - % of Total Population (2016)

Energy [2]

Electricity

Ranking
Production 64 billion kWh (2015) #44
Consumption 58 billion kWh (2015) #42
Exports 35 billion kWh (2015) #5
Imports 34 billion kWh (2015) #5
Renewable Electricity Generation 42 billion kWh (2015) #22

Oil

Ranking
Production 2.4 thousand bbl/day (2017) #99
Consumption 217 thousand bbl/day (2016) #54
Exports (Refined) [3] 0 thousand bbl/day (2013) #87
Imports (Refined) [3] 56.56 thousand bbl/day (2013) #56
Proved Reserves (Crude) 0 billion bbl (2018) #70

Natural Gas

Ranking
Production (Gross) 0.9 billion cu ft (2015) #68
Consumption (Dry) 124 billion cu ft (2015) #65
Exports (Dry) 0 billion cu ft (2015) #47
Imports (Dry) 123 billion cu ft (2015) #38

Other [3]

Technology

Airports 63 (2013)
Cellular Telephones 11,283,400 (2016 est.)
Highways 71,464 km (2011)
Internet Users 7,312,744 (2016 est.)
Railways 5,652 km (2014)
Telephones 4,029,000 (2016 est.)

Geography & Environment

LocationCentral Europe, east of France, north of Italy
Total Area41,277 sq. km
Land Area39,997 sq. km
Water Area1,280 sq. km
Coastline0 km
Climatetemperate, but varies with altitude; cold, cloudy, rainy/snowy winters; cool to warm, cloudy, humid summers with occasional showers
Terrainmostly mountains (Alps in south, Jura in northwest) with a central plateau of rolling hills, plains, and large lakes
Lowest PointLake Maggiore 195 m
Highest Point Dufourspitze 4,634 m

Sources

  1. The World Bank Date Accessed: 7/25/2017
  2. U.S. Energy Information Administration
  3. CIA World Factbook Date Accessed: 12/5/2017