Major regions

For the purposes of regional and international statistical comparison, 7 major regions have been created on the basis of the cantonal division. These regions are equivalent to the NUTS 2 regions of EUROSTAT (the Statistical Office of the European Union) and to the TL2 level of the OECD and have been binding for Swiss statistics since 1997.

Detailed information on the spatial divisions can be found here : Spatial divisions

Fact sheet


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