- Vaduz; 5,000
- 160 square kilometers (62 square miles)
- German, Alemannic dialect
- Roman Catholic, Protestant
- Swiss franc
- Life Expectancy:
- GDP per Capita:
- U.S. $25,000
- Literacy Percent:
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Liechtenstein is a tiny independent state between Switzerland and Austria. In 1719 the princely House of Liechtenstein, which still rules this constitutional monarchy, purchased a strip of Rhine floodplain and adjacent mountains. Because of liberal tax policies and banking laws, it counts more companies than citizens.
- Industry: Electronics, metal manufacturing, dental products, ceramics, pharmaceuticals
- Agriculture: Wheat, barley, corn, potatoes; livestock
- Exports: Small specialty machinery, connectors for audio and video, parts for motor vehicles, dental products
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