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Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein
flag of Liechtenstein
The blue-red flag was given official status in October 1921. At the 1936 Olympics it was learned that this same flag was used by Haiti; thus, in 1937 a yellow crown was added, which symbolizes the unity of the people and their prince. Blue stands for the sky, red for the evening fires in homes. The flag was last modified on Sept. 18, 1982.
Liechtenstein

Location of LiechtensteinReligious Affiliation

Official name: Fürstentum Liechtenstein (Principality of Liechtenstein).

Form of government: constitutional monarchy with one legislative house (Diet [25]).

Chief of state: Prince.

Head of government: Prime Minister.

Population (1998): 31,400.

Population projection: (2000) 32,000; (2010) 34,700.

Natural increase rate per 1,000 population (1996): 5.6 (world avg. 15.7).

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%.

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