Meaning of STATISTICS: LIECHTENSTEIN in English

STATISTICS: LIECHTENSTEIN

Liechtenstein Official name: Frstentum Liechtenstein (Principality of Liechtenstein). Form of government: constitutional monarchy with one legislative house (Diet ). Chief of state: Prince. Head of government: Prime Minister. Capital: Vaduz. Official language: German. Official religion: none. Monetary unit: 1 Swiss franc (Sw F) = 100 centimes; valuation (Sept. 25, 1998) 1 U.S.$ = Sw F 1.38; 1 = Sw F 2.35. Demography Population (1998): 31,400. Density (1998): persons per sq mi 508.1, persons per sq km 196.3. Urban-rural: n.a. Sex distribution (1997{1}): male 48.73%; female 51.27%. Age breakdown (1997{1}): under 15, 18.8%; 15-29, 22.3%; 30-44, 25.4%; 45-59, 19.4%; 60-74, 9.6%; 75 and over, 4.5%. Population projection: (2000) 32,000; (2010) 34,700. Doubling time: n.a.; doubling time exceeds 100 years. Ethnic composition (1997{1}): Liechtensteiner 62.4%; Swiss 14.8%; Austrian 6.9%; German 3.4%; Italian 2.8%; other 9.7%. Religious affiliation (1997{1}): Roman Catholic 80.0%; Protestant 7.5%; Muslim 3.3%; Eastern Orthodox 0.7%; atheist 0.6%; other 7.9%. Major cities (1997{1}): Schaan 5,130; Vaduz 5,017. Vital statistics Birth rate per 1,000 population (1996): 13.0 (world avg. 25.0); (1995) legitimate 89.9%; illegitimate 10.1%. Death rate per 1,000 population (1996): 7.4 (world avg. 9.3). Natural increase rate per 1,000 population (1996): 5.6 (world avg. 15.7). Total fertility rate (avg. births per childbearing woman; 1994): 1.5. Marriage rate per 1,000 population (1996): 14.1. Divorce rate per 1,000 population (1994): 1.4. Life expectancy at birth (1996): male 66.5 years; female 77.8 years. Major causes of death per 100,000 population (1996): diseases of the circulatory system 283.6; malignant neoplasms (cancers) 183.7; accidents, poisoning, and acts of violence 51.6%; diseases of the respiratory system 51.6. National economy Budget (1996). Revenue: Sw F 579,500,000 (taxes and interest 71.3%, customs duties and repayments 17.9%, investment income 8.9%; other revenue sources include real estate capital-gains taxes and death and estate taxes). Expenditures: Sw F 530,900,000 (financial affairs 36.2%, education 15.3%, social affairs 14.9%, transportation 12.9%, general administration 7.9%). Public debt: none. Tourism (1996): 119,264 tourist overnight stays; receipts from visitors, n.a.; expenditures by nationals abroad, n.a. Population economically active (1997{1}): total 16,181; activity rate of total population 52.0% (participation rates: ages 15-64, 71.3%; female 40.3%; unemployed 2.7%). Household income and expenditure. Average household size (1990) 2.7; income per household: n.a.; sources of earned income (1987): wages and salaries 92.9%, self-employment 7.1%; expenditure (1990){2}: rent 20.9%, food 17.7%, transportation 11.0%, education and self-improvement 9.7%, clothing 7.0%, health 4.7%. Production (metric tons except as noted). Agriculture, forestry, fishing (1996): silo corn (maize) 27,880{3}, milk 12,801, potatoes 1,040{3}, wheat 460{3}, barley 416{3}, grapes 150; livestock (number of live animals) 5,905 cattle, 3,352 sheep, 2,392 pigs; commercial timber (1996) 18,087 cu m; fish catch, n.a. Mining and quarrying: n.a. Manufacturing (1995): processed milk 12,801; milk for whipped cream 2,654; yogurt 122; cheese 4; wine (1993) 635.2 hectolitres; small-scale precision manufacturing includes optical lenses, electron microscopes, electronic equipment, and high-vacuum pumps; metal manufacturing, construction machinery, and ceramics are also important. Construction (1995): residential 329,057 cu m; nonresidential 318,284 cu m. Energy production (consumption): electricity (kW-hr; 1996) 75,096,000 (259,303,000); coal (metric tons; 1995) none (26); petroleum products (metric tons; 1995) none (49,291); natural gas (cu m; 1994) none (19,350,000). Gross national product (at current market prices; 1994): c. U.S.$1,130,000,000 (c. U.S.$37,000 per capita). Land use (latest): forested 34.8%; meadows and pastures 15.7%; agricultural and under permanent cultivation 24.3%; other 25.2%. Foreign trade Imports (1995): Sw F 1,071,796,000 (machinery and transport equipment 33.9%; other finished goods 24.4%; metal products 14.1%; limestone, cement, and other building materials 11.9%; unrefined and semifabricated metal 5.8%; chemical products 4.6%). Major import sources: n.a. Exports (1995): Sw F 2,149,796,000 (machinery and transport equipment 46.9%; metal products 16.9%; other finished goods 12.1%; limestone, cement, and other building materials 10.3%; chemical products 8.1%). Major export destinations (1994): European Economic Community countries 39.6%; Switzerland 14.0%; other European Free Trade Association countries 6.0%; other 40.4%. Transport Transport. Railroads (1996): length 11.5 mi, 18.5 km; passenger and cargo traffic, n.a. Roads (1995): total length 201 mi, 323 km. Vehicles (1997): passenger cars 19,926; trucks and buses 2,684. Merchant marine: none. Air transport: none. Education and health Educational attainment (1990). Percentage of population not of preschool age or in compulsory education having: no formal schooling 0.3%; primary and lower secondary education 39.3%; higher secondary and vocational 47.6%; some postsecondary 7.4%; university 4.2%; other and unknown 1.1%. Literacy: virtually 100%. Health: physicians (1995) 32 (1 per 962 persons); hospital beds{4} (1985) 100 (1 per 269 persons); infant mortality rate per 1,000 live births (1996) 7.4. Food (1996){5}: daily per capita caloric intake 3,440 (vegetable products 69%, animal products 31%); 129% of FAO recommended minimum requirement. Military Total active duty personnel: none. Military expenditure as percentage of GNP: none. {1} January 1. {2} Household expenditures are taken from a 1986 Swiss sample survey; a similarity of consumption patterns is assumed. {3} 1987. {4} Liechtenstein has one hospital. Agreements with the Swiss cantons of St. Gallen and Graubnden and the Austrian Federal State of Vorarlberg allow use of certain hospitals. {5} Figures are derived from statistics for Switzerland and Austria.

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