Schwyz: Facts & Figures
The life of a canton can also be expressed in figures, percentages, kilograms, population statistics or any other unit of measurement which tracks its development at a variety of levels. Thus the Canton of Schwyz holds statistics for its six districts on a number of topics.
Did you know…?
- 1291 was the year of birth of the Swiss Confederation, by pact between the Cantons of Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden.
- 84.5 years is the average life expectancy of women in the Canton, according to a study in 2006-07 (the Swiss average is 84.1).
The figures keep coming
- 144,600 inhabitants were recorded in the Canton at the end of 2009.
- 4577 is the number of public limited companies (AG) - four times its 1980 level, when there were 1040 AGs.