Population Statistics


Total Population


Population with a disability

according to World Health Organization’s 15% estimate

Election Dates

15 April 2014

Ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Federal Constitution of the Swiss Federation (1999, last amended 2013)

Updated: June 2015

Article 136, paragraph 1 states:

All Swiss citizens over the age of eighteen, unless they lack legal capacity due to mental illness or mental incapacity, have political rights in federal matters. All citizens have the same political rights and duties.


Excerpt from the Federal Constitution of the Swiss Confederation (1999, last amended 2013)