Global Glance: Lichtenstein


Capital Vaduz
Size/Population 61 sq. mi./36,281 (2011)
Land Mountains (completely within the Alps), completely land-locked
Politics Unitary parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy
Economy Business, finance, and tourism
Currency Swiss franc
Language German
Religion 78% Roman Catholic, 8% Protestant
Ethnic Groups Mostly Germanic
Interesting Facts Named for the Lichtenstein family dynasty, highest per capital GDP in the world, second-lowest (after Monaco) unemployment rate in the world, tax haven

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