Ten cities in Switzerland comprise more than 50,000 inhabitants, with “locals” forming the majority in all of them. However, the percentage of residents without a Swiss passport varies considerably, from 23.4% in Winterthur to 48.4% in Geneva.This content was published on January 6, 2017 - 13:23
- Deutsch In welchen Schweizer Städten leben am meisten Ausländer?
- Español ¿En qué ciudad vive la mayoría de los extranjeros?
- Português Qual cidade suíça tem mais estrangeiros?
- 中文 哪座瑞士城市的外国人最多？
- عربي في أي مدينة سويسرية تقيم أكبر نسبة من الأجانب؟
- Français Dans quelle ville de Suisse vivent le plus d’étrangers?
- Pусский В каком швейцарском городе больше всего иностранцев?
- Italiano In quale città svizzera risiedono più stranieri?
Zurich, Switzerland’s most populated city, is home to the most foreigners in absolute terms (124,823), according to the Federal Statistical Office. But Geneva, home to many international organisations and multinationals, unsurprisingly has the greatest proportion of residents without Swiss citizenship.
On Thursday Swiss public radio, RTS, reportedExternal link that Locarno, a city of 16,400 in Italian-speaking canton Ticino, was home to more people from outside the canton than from it. Foreigners made up 35% of residents, Swiss from other cantons – notably from German-speaking Switzerland – made up 16% and local Ticinese “only” 48%.
But what does “local” or “foreign” mean? On average around a fifth of the Swiss in the ten most populated cities were born abroad and a sixth of those without Swiss citizenship were actually born in Switzerland.
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