Language regions

The language regions are the oldest non-institutional form of regionalisation in Swiss statistics. Based on the results of federal population censuses since 1860, the FSO delimits, at the level of the municipalities, the areas where the majority of the population speak German, French, Italian or Romansh.

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

Fact sheet


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