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Quick Facts - Switzerland


Capital: Bern
Political system: Direct democracy and Federal parliamentary republic
Year of membership to the Council of Europe: 6 May 1963
Population: 7 954 662 (2012)     
Population density: 194 inhabitants/km²
Official language(s): German, French, Italian, Rhaeto-romanic
Non-nationals of total population: 22.4 % (2011)

Funding (2010)

Culture as share of total central government spending: 1.70 %     
Government expenditure on culture: 1 855 973 339 Euro     
Government expenditure on culture per capita: 235.00 Euro     
Share of spending on culture by central government: 10.40 %     

Employment (2009)

Share of cultural workers in total employment: 1.40 %     
Share of self-empoyed in cultural employment: 12.10 %
Share of self-empoyed in total employment: 15.17 %

Markets (2012)

CUPIX: Cultural goods: 147 %     
CUPIX: Public cultural services: 374 %     
Annual exp. per capita for recreation and culture: 2 135 USD (210 %     )

Participation

Cinema admissions per capita/year: 1.9 times (2010)     
Internet penetration rate: 80.8 % (2011)     

Ratification of Key Cultural Conventions

European Cultural Convention (1955): 13/7/1962  
European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (1992): Entered into force 1/4/1998  
European Convention for the Protection of the Audiovisual Heritage (2001): Not yet signed
UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005): Ratified on 16/07/2008

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              Council of Europe/ERICarts, "Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe, 15th edition", 2014 | ISSN 2222-7334