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Key facts

Population: 8.72m
Official languages: German, French, Italian. According to Statistics office,
63% declared German as main language, 22.7% French and 8.1% Italian.
Currency: Swiss Francs
Important ministry:  Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research
Official statistics office:
Swiss Federal Office of Statistics
Trade associations:
Schweizerischer Buchhaendler- und Verlegerverband (SBV),
 Association Suisse des diffuseur, editeurs et libraries (ASDEL) ,
Translation programme: Pro Helvetia’s Literature section  supports the
translation of individual, contemporary works of fiction written by Swiss
authors (all genres, including children’s and youth literature, comics, graphic
novels, and drama)
Fixed book price system: No.


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