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more than 8 014 000 people

Switzerland is almost full. We are more than 8 million now....


We were 2.5 million in 1860.

in french http://www.rts.ch/info/suisse/452246...habitants.html
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Old 19.12.2012, 20:44
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Old 19.12.2012, 20:46
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Re: more than 8 014 000 people

It was always around 7 million for a long time - until border controls were relaxed, then in a little over 10yrs. it's shot up by a million.
Switzerland has one of the highest (if not the highest) percentage of foreigners per total population in Europe.
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Re: more than 8 014 000 people

Those pesky foreigners...

They outta be rounded up like cattle and turned into Soylent Green.
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It was always around 7 million for a long time - until border controls were relaxed, then in a little over 10yrs. it's shot up by a million.
Switzerland has one of the highest (if not the highest) percentage of foreigners per total population in Europe.
Certainly, but it also has lower naturalization rates.
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Certainly, but it also has lower naturalization rates.
They're not always too picky, though
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Re: more than 8 014 000 people

I think a greater population hold many benefits. The main issue for me is, that the infrastructure is not updated according to the higher influx of people, which strains the quality of life considerably.
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Old 19.12.2012, 21:34
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Re: more than 8 014 000 people

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Switzerland is almost full. We are more than 8 million now....
How many more can we let in?
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How many more can we let in?
3, I have guests from Canada visiting for New Year
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Switzerland is almost full. We are more than 8 million now....


We were 2.5 million in 1860.

in french http://www.rts.ch/info/suisse/452246...habitants.html
It is just a problem of "distribution". If the following changes would be forced through
- HQ of UBS to Sumiswald
- HQ of CS to Flims
- the Federal Foreign Ministry to Appenzell
- the Federal Interior Ministry to Airolo
- the Federal Traffic etc Ministry to Langenthal
- the HQ of Hoffroche to Gettnau/LU
- the HQ of Novartis to Sachseln
- the Federal Finance Ministry to Savognin
- the HQ of Nestle to Brig
- the HQ of the Swiss Federal Bank to Göschenen
- the HQ of ABB to Affoltern am Albis
- the Federal Ministry of Economy up to Ziegelbrücke
- Bührle Immobilien to Wald/ZH
- the Federal Justice Ministry to Mendrisio
- the Federal Defence Ministry to Estavayer-au-Lac
costs will come down and everybody will be happy
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Old 21.12.2012, 21:42
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Re: more than 8 014 000 people

I am not staying forever, so someone will be able to have my place when I leave.
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Re: more than 8 014 000 people

Australia is almost empty since they have all moved here
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Re: more than 8 014 000 people

wow 8 million eh?

that's almost half of Bombay. surely this can't work...
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It is just a problem of "distribution". If the following changes would be forced through
- HQ of UBS to Sumiswald
- HQ of CS to Flims
- the Federal Foreign Ministry to Appenzell
- the Federal Interior Ministry to Airolo
- the Federal Traffic etc Ministry to Langenthal
- the HQ of Hoffroche to Gettnau/LU
- the HQ of Novartis to Sachseln
- the Federal Finance Ministry to Savognin
- the HQ of Nestle to Brig
- the HQ of the Swiss Federal Bank to Göschenen
- the HQ of ABB to Affoltern am Albis
- the Federal Ministry of Economy up to Ziegelbrücke
- Bührle Immobilien to Wald/ZH
- the Federal Justice Ministry to Mendrisio
- the Federal Defence Ministry to Estavayer-au-Lac
costs will come down and everybody will be happy
Apart from the inhabitants of Estavayer-le-Lac who won't be happy to be 'au lac' LOL Now, what are you going to put in the Val-de-Travers? Green fairies?
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Old 21.12.2012, 22:36
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Switzerland is almost full. We are more than 8 million now....


We were 2.5 million in 1860.

in french http://www.rts.ch/info/suisse/452246...habitants.html

Switzerland will soon hit the 10m mark if the Federal Council doesn't invoke the safeguard clause with respect to southern European countries (France, Spain, Portugal...).

Check this link (French).
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Re: more than 8 014 000 people

Whenever data about immigration, number of inhabitants, population's density and stuff like this is publicly discussed,

it sounds that Switzerland's growth would somehow be unique.

Fact is that it is not.


Most European countries have similar growing rates (or had even a stronger one), at least until 10 years ago absolutely proportional to Swiss numbers.

One big exception is France that by 1860 was the outstandingly biggest country in the "civilized" e.g. Western World by number of its inhabitants, including Russia, up from the downfall of the Roman Empire (the Galliae have been the new rich among the western provinces), and maybe Spain and Italy. Quite all other countries tripled the inhabitants up from 1860, or even more, process which is now being repeated in less developed regions of the world.
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Re: more than 8 014 000 people

The European demography is our Achilles'heel about geopolitic. (it will be problematic in the future)
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