Liechtenstein. According to COUNTRYAAH, Liechtenstein has a population of 38,378 (2019). The Principality celebrated the 20th anniversary of its membership in the UN by publishing a charity CD along with German record label Permanent Vacation, known for trendy club music. The somewhat original move was the result of a Liechtenstein UN attaché’s contacts with Munich’s underground scene. The money goes to the volunteer organization Play31, which invests in football for reconciliation in Sierra Leone by donating balls and organizing matches. According to softwareleverage, Liechtenstein’s UN ambassador is both a member of its board and a midfielder in its team. UN chief Ban Ki Moon was given a CD.
|Gross domestic product (GDP)||$ 4,978,000,000|
|GDP growth rate||1.80%|
|GDP per capita||$ 139,100|
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|Proportion of the population below the national poverty line||–|
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HUMAN AND ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY
According to a 1998 estimate, the principality’s population was 32,000, including over 11,000 foreigners (mostly Swiss). The average annual growth rate is 11% (1992 – 97).
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With a per capita income of over 37. $ 000 a year, this small state remains one of the richest in the world, with public finances in surplus and unemployment of just under 2 %. The secondary sector (36 % of the active population in 1997) largely contributes to the formation of national income: manufacturing activities include, in addition to the traditional textile and food branches, highly specialized plants in the engineering, chemical-pharmaceutical, optical instruments and dental prostheses. However, the greatest contribution to the economy of Liechtenstein is provided by financial and credit activities, as well as by tourism (about 60. 000 visitors a year). Furthermore, a considerable influx of capital comes from the fact that the country’s headquarters are located for tax reasons of numerous foreign companies. The primary sector, on the other hand, is of less and less importance: today just 2 % of the active population is employed in agriculture (which has cereals and potatoes as its main products) and in livestock farming (cattle, pigs, sheep). Foreign trade continues to record positive values; the main market is the Swiss one, which in 1996 received 14.5 % of total exports.