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%
Official language: German, but the common tongue is Alemmanic, a divergent dialect of Standard German Languages: 4 All languages
Largest Religion: Christian
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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 princes 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.
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