Switzerland

Decennial Population

year population est.
1950 4,668,088
1960 5,296,120
1970 6,169,357
1980 6,303,608
1990 6,673,920
2000 7,165,581
2010 7,830,534
2020 8,654,271
2025 8,951,789
2050 10,019,102
2075 10,660,384
2100 11,244,704
source: UN - WPP 2015 Revision (medium).

General Information


Official name the Swiss Confederation
Capital Berne
Region Western Europe
ISO code CH
Statistical agency Statistik Schweiz


Administrative units

codekantonadministrative centerarea in
sq.km.
population
2000-12-31
admin.
population
2009-12-31
admin.
population
2013-12-31
admin.
01-ZHKanton ZürichZürich1,728.891,211,6001,351,2971,425,538
02-BEKanton BernBern5,959.07943,700974,2351,001,281
03-LUKanton LuzernLuzern1,493.42347,200372,964390,349
04-URKanton UriAltdorf1,076.4035,20035,33535,865
05-SZKanton SchwyzSchwyz908.09130,200144,686151,396
06-OWKanton ObwaldenSarnen490.5532,40035,03236,507
07-NWKanton NidwaldenStans276.0638,00040,79441,888
08-GLKanton GlarusGlarus685.4038,50038,47939,593
09-ZGKanton ZugZug238.7299,300110,890118,118
10-FRCanton de Fribourg (Freiburg)Fribourg1,670.84236,300273,159297,622
11-SOKanton SolothurnSolothurn790.51244,000252,748261,437
12-BSKanton Basel-StadtBasel37.07187,700187,898189,335
13-BLKanton Basel-LandschaftLiestal517.52260,000272,815278,656
14-SHKanton SchaffhausenSchaffhausen298.5073,30075,65778,783
15-ARKanton Appenzell AusserrhodenHerisau242.9453,50053,04353,691
16-AIKanton Appenzell InnerrhodenAppenzell172.5015,00015,68115,778
17-SGKanton Sankt GallenSankt Gallen2,025.45449,400474,676491,699
18-GRKanton GraubündenChur7,105.15186,700191,861194,959
19-AGKanton AargauAarau1,403.79544,300600,040636,362
20-TGKanton ThurgauFrauenfeld990.87227,300244,805260,278
21-TICantone del Ticino (Tessin)Bellinzona2,812.46310,200335,720346,539
23-VDCanton de Vaud (Waadt)Lausanne3,212.05620,300701,526749,373
23-VSCanton du Valais (Wallis)Sion5,224.42276,200307,392327,011
24-NECanton de Neuchâtel (Neuenburg)Neuchâtel803.06165,700171,647176,402
25-GECanton de Genève (Genf)Geneva282.44408,800453,292469,433
26-JUCanton du JuraDelémont838.8168,80070,13471,738
 total 41,284.987,204,0557,785,8068,139,631
source: Statistik Schweiz, Switzerland.
note: area of kantons include bodies of water, the 2nd and 3rd level divisions do not.

Main cities

namepopulation
1990-12-31
est.
population
2002-12-31
est.
population
2009-12-31
admin.
population
2013-12-31
admin.
latitude /
longitude
Zürich341,300342,518368,677384,78647.38/8.54
Genève [Geneva]167,200177,535185,958191,55746.21/6.14
Basel171,000165,051166,173167,38647.57/7.58
Lausanne123,200116,332125,885132,78846.52/6.62
Bern134,600122,707123,466128,84846.92/7.48
Wintherthur..90,15299,377105,676 
Luzern..57,39376,73380,501 
Sankt Gallen..70,49272,64274,581 
Lugano....55,06062,792 
Biel/Bienne....50,45553,031 
source: Statistik Schweiz, Switzerland.