Liechtenstein 2002

Yearbook 2002

Liechtenstein. According to Countryaah website, national day of Liechtenstein is every August 15. The status of the prosperous principality as a tax haven has been increasingly questioned over a number of years. Following previous criticism, Liechtenstein had made some changes and, among other things, sharpened its measures against the laundering of black money. But in April, the country ended up on the OECD’s list of countries accused of still being too reluctant to increase transparency in banking operations. The designated countries are threatened by sanctions from 2003.

Liechtenstein Border Countries Map

The EU also pushed for information exchange on foreign-owned bank accounts, but Liechtenstein and other small states awaited tough negotiations between Switzerland and the Union.

Country data

Area: 160 km2 (world ranking: 191)

Population: 38,000

Population density: 238 per km2 (as of 2017, world ranking: 191)

Capital: Vaduz

Official languages: German

Gross domestic product: CHF 6.1 billion; nominal increase: 1.4%

Gross national product (GNP, per resident and year): n / a

Currency: 1 Swiss franc (sfr) = 100 cents


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Head of State: Hans-Adam II., Head of Government: Adrian Hasler, Outside: Aurelia Frick

National Day: 15.8. (Birthday of the former Prince Franz Josef II.)

Administrative structure
11 municipalities

State and form of government
Constitution of 1921
Parliamentary monarchy
State religion: Catholicism
Economic and monetary community with Switzerland
Parliament (Landtag) with 25 members, election every 4 years
Suffrage from 18 J.

Population of: Liechtenstein
residents, last census 2010: 36,475 residents. Proportion of foreigners 2016: 33.8% (mainly Swiss, Austrians, Germans, Italians)

Cities (with population): (2017) Schaan 6039 residents, Vaduz 5521, Triesen 5155, Balzers 4591, Eschen 4387, Mauren 4344, Triesenberg 2608, Ruggell 2268, Gamprin 1658, Schellenberg 1084, Planken 456

Religions: 76% Catholics, 8% Protestants, 5% Muslims and others; 5% non-denominational (as of 2006)

Languages: German; Alemannic dialect

Employed by economic sector: Agriculture. 1%, industry 38%, business 61% (2016)

Unemployment (in% of all labor force): 2017: 1.9%

Inflation rate (in%): 2017: 0.5%

Foreign trade: Import: CHF 1.980 billion (2017); Export: CHF 3.4 billion (2017)