Fast Facts

Location:
Geneva, capital city, Canton of Geneva, Switzerland.

Dialing code:
00 41 22 X
(e.g. 00 41 22 XXX-XXXX)

Emergency numbers :
Police: 117
Fire: 118
Ambulance: 144
Poison Emergency: 145 or  01 251 51 51
Weather Forecast: 162
Road/driving conditions: 163
Car breakdown service: 140
Alcoholiques anonymous: 0848 84 88 46
Rescue by helicopter (REGA): 1414
Rape - Help: +41 22/ 345 20 20
SOS Doctors (at home): +41 22/ 748 49 50
Doctors Association: +41 22/ 322 20 20
Emergencies - infants: +41 22/ 322 20 20
SOS Pharmacists: 022 420 64 80
SOS Nurses: 022 420 24 64
Lost and Found: 022 327 60 00

Population:
186,825 (June 2008) City proper

769,000 (2005 )  Metropolitan area

Languages:
Official Languages:
German: 65%
French: 18%
Italian: 10%
Romansch: 1%

Time zone:
UTC/GMT +1 hour

Daylight saving time:

DST start: Sunday, March 29 2009 (set clock +1hr)

DST end : Sunday, October 25 2009 (set clock -1hr) 

Religions:
Roman Catholicism      41.8 %
Protestantism                35.3%                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Islam                                04.3 %
Orthodox Christianity    01.8 %
Other Christianity          00.4 %
Hinduism                       00.4 %
Buddhism                      00.3 %
Judaism                         00.2 %
Other                               00.1 %
None indicated             11.1 %
No reply                          04.3 %

Electricity:

230 volts 

Average January temperatures:
02°C (28.4F) to 04°C (39.2F)

Average July temperatures:
15°C (59F) to 25°C (77F)

Annual rainfall:
853 mm