The Principality of Liechtenstein is the fourth smallest country in Europe and is bounded by Switzerland and Tyrol. Total area is 160 km2 (62 square miles) and the population in 2010 was estimated to be 35,981. In 2000, 78.4% of the population was Roman Catholic, 7.9% belonged to the Reformed Church, 1.5% belonged to other Christian denominations, 4.8% were Muslim, 0.4% belonged to a religion other than Christianity and Islam, and 7% were undeclared or had no religion.
In the Vaduz area a Hutterian Brethren Bruderhof was formed in 1934, modeled on those of the Hutterian Brethren in the 16th century. It was an offshoot of the Rhönbruderhof near Neuhof (Fulda district), was set up near Triesenberg above Vaduz (elevation 5,170 ft.) and was called the Almbruderhof Silum, which was moved to England in 1938.
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Wikipedia. "Liechtenstein." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leichtenstein (accessed 10 February 2010).
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