Switzerland versus Denmark

1 Jun 2010

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Switzerland = 41.284 km2

Denmark = 42.930 km2

Highest point

Switzerland = 4.634 m (Dufour Peak)

Denmark = 183 m incl. tower (13 m) (Ejer Bavnehøj)

Population

Switzerland = 7.461.100 people (2006)

Denmark = 5.511.451people (2009)

Inhabitants per km2

Switzerland = 180,7

Denmark = 127,9

Official languages

Switzerland =  German (63,7 %), French (20,4 %), Italian (6,5 %) and Rhaeto-Romanic (0,5 %) (Not official languages: 9,0 %)

Denmark = Danish

Foreigners with permanently resident

Switzerland = 20,3 % (38 % in Geneva)

Denmark = 5 %

Emigration

Switzerland = app. 630.000 swiss people are living abroad

Denmark = app. 200.000 danish people are living abroad

Democracy

Switzerland = Direct democracy (women got the right to vote in 1971)

Denmark = Democracy (women got the right to vote in 1915)

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