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Liechtenstein Population


The population of Liechtenstein in 2008 was estimated by the United Nations at about 34,500, which placed it as number 187 in population among the 193 nations of the world. In that year, just over 13% of the population was over 65 years of age, with another 16.9% of the population under 15 years of age. According to the UN, the annual population growth rate for 2008 is just over 0.71%. The population density in 2002 was 212 per sq km (550 per sq mi).

The population is most heavily concentrated in the Rhine Valley, in which the two largest communities, Vaduz and Schaan, are located. It was estimated by the Population Reference Bureau that 23% of the population lived in urban areas in 2001. The capital city, Vaduz, had a population of 7,000 in that year. According to the UN, the urban population growth rate for 2000-2005 was 3.6%.


Population :
34,498 (July 2008 est.)

Age structure :
0-14 years: 16.9% (male 2,892/female 2,927)
15-64 years: 69.8% (male 11,905/female 12,180)
65 years and over: 13.3% (male 1,964/female 2,630) (2008 est.)

Median age :
total: 40.5 years
male: 40 years
female: 41 years (2008 est.)

Population growth rate :
0.713% (2008 est.)

Birth rate :
9.86 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)

Death rate :
7.42 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)

Net migration rate :
4.7 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2008 est.)

Sex ratio :
at birth: 1 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 0.99 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 0.98 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.75 male(s)/female
total population: 0.94 male(s)/female (2008 est.)

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