Cross-border City Statistics

In the scope of the project, data are not only collected at city level (core city level) but also at subcity level and at a larger urban zone level. Against this background, the influence of nearby French and German territory of Urban Audit's cross-border cities Geneva and Basel can hardly be ignored. The statistical offices of Geneva (OCSTAT) and Basel-Stadt have thus decided together with the FSO to consider the entire urban area of Geneva and Basel both within and beyond the Swiss national border. Switzerland carried out a cross-border Urban Audit in Europe for the first time together with France's National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE), the German Statistical Office of Baden-Württemberg, and with Eurostat's approval.

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Publications of Basel and Geneva

Cross-border results  

A publication from the City of Basel (in German only) with the last data of cross-border City Statistics.

The cross-border agglomerations Basel and Geneva have compared themselves two times with other European cities based on City Statistics (Urban Audit) data. To the publications.

Basel: The publication Urban Audit Basel: ein grenzüberschreitender Vergleich (in German) is available for free as a PDF on the website of the Basel-Stadt Statistical Office.

Geneva: The statistics office of Geneva has published La Genève transfrontalière en comparaison européenne (in French), which can be downloaded for free as a PDF from the website of the Observatoire statistique transfrontalier.

Both publications can also be found on the FSO's list of publications.

Additional information


Unfortunately the data is currently only available in French and German.


More informations about cross-border perimeters around Basel and Geneva could be find at Perimeter.



The data are currently only available in French and German.


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