Liechtenstein

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Liechtenstein

Principality of Liechtenstein

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Geography

Area: 160 sq km

Mountainous enclave on the Rhine between Switzerland and Austria. One of two doubly landlocked countries.

Population: 36,190    Annual Growth: 0.84%

Capital: Vaduz

Urbanites: 14.2%

HDI Rank: 19 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 8 (13% unreached) All peoples
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Official language: German, but the common tongue is Alemmanic, a divergent dialect of Standard German    Languages: 4 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians28,64879.160.1
Evangelicals1860.51.3

Challenges for Prayer

Liechtenstein has changed from a feudal backwater in the 1930s to a sophisticated and affluent modern state. The last remaining vestige of the Holy Roman Empire; the prince’s family has always been Catholic and the vast majority of native citizens are likewise, albeit most only nominally. Expatriates represent several Christian confessions, but non-religion and Islam are growing rapidly. Few in this country have ever been confronted with the necessity of a personal faith in Christ. Pray that, as the immigrant population increases, encounters with the gospel might likewise multiply.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Liechtenstein.