Switzerland

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Switzerland

Swiss Confederation

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Geography

Area: 41,293 sq km

Mountainous land; 25.7% agriculturally unproductive. The Swiss Alps are one of the greatest tourist attractions in the world.

Population: 7,594,561    Annual Growth: 0.41%

Capital: Bern (admin); Lausanne (judical)

Urbanites: 73.6%

HDI Rank: 9 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 40 (18% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: German, French, Italian, Romansh    Languages: 26 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians5,753,63975.76-0.3
Evangelicals336,2754.41.2

Prayercast

Answer to Prayer

The spreading public presence of the gospel is a result of creative outreach and ministry. Examples can be found in TV, radio, Internet, newspapers, seminars and conference events; praise God for the use of both new and traditional media for sharing the good news.

Challenge for Prayer

The great reformers, Calvin and Zwingli, expounded the truths of Scripture in this land, but few today have any interest or understanding of real Christianity. Wealth, comfort, indifference and a vague religiosity are the norm. The younger generation explores eastern religions and the occult as much as Christianity. Many baptized as children retain no real link with a church, and enrolled membership of Protestants and Catholics dropped from over 90% to 70% in the last 30 years. Pray that the Swiss may find the true way in Jesus Christ and that the nation might be stirred again by the Holy Spirit.

     For an additional 8 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Switzerland.