Swiss statistics on built heritage 2016 - More than 75 000 protected monuments in Switzerland

Neuchâtel, 18.12.2018 - (FSO) - In 2016, around 75 000 historic monuments across Switzerland were protected with almost one in ten being a sacred structure. Furthermore, almost 39 000 archaeological sites were recorded and more than 9800 archaeological zones designated, accounting for around 1% of Switzerland’s surface area. These are some of the results from the Swiss statistics on built heritage on which a survey was carried out for the first time this year by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

This press release and further information on this topic can be found on the FSO website (see link below).

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