Thursday, February 24, 2011

Facts & Stats about Lugano

“My rank is the highest known in Switzerland: I'm a free citizen.”
George Bernard Shaw

Swiss Population: 7'782'900 (2009)
Percentage of foreigners: 21.7%

Population of Canton Ticino: 335'720
Percentage of foreigners: 25%

Lugano's population: 58'658 (2010)
Percentage of foreigners: 38% (Italy, Portugal, Serbia, Germany, Bosnia, Kosovo)
Divorces: 334

National Swiss Languages:
German - 63.7%
French - 19.2%
Italian - 7.6%
Romansch - 0.6%
Other - 8.9%

The Ticino with an area of 2,812 sq.km, or 6.8% of the total area of Switzerland is the only Swiss Canton entirely situated south of the Alps.

The major towns of the Canton are Lugano, Locarno, Bellinzona, Chiasso and Mendrisio.

Employment:
Full time employment rate (women): 42.8%
Full time employment rate (men): 87.1%
Part time employees (women): 57.2%
Part time employees (men): 12.9%
Unemployment rate: 3.7%
Employed foreigners that cross the border every day: 22%

GNP:
The gross Cantonal product surpasses 10 billion Euro and represents 3.8% of the Gross National Product. For a population of 335,000, the per capita Gross National Product is 30,000 Euro.

Religion:
Roman Catholic: 67.9%
Swiss Reformed Church: 5.7%
Other churches: 17.8%
N/A: 8.6%

Health insurance:
Every resident is required by law to have the minimum Swiss health insurance coverage. The standard of medical care in Switzerland is very high, with short waiting lists and world-class hospitals.

Recycling:
Did you know that the Swiss are the world's recycling champions? They recycle more than 90% of their bottles and jars!

2 comments:

Egle B said...

how small is Lugano... I was convinced it had at least 80k inhabitants :))

Expatwithkids said...

One day maybe.....;)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...