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Facts about Liechtenstein



Where is Liechtenstein?
Liechtenstein is a doubly landlocked country situated in central Europe in the Upper Rhine valley of the European Alps. The country is bordered on the east by Austria and on the south and west by Switzerland.

What is the capital of Liechtenstein?
Vaduz is the capital of Liechtenstein. It is located along the river Rhine. The city has a population of 5,342, most of whom are Roman Catholic. The city serves as the administrative center; the seat of the national parliament is housed in Vaduz.

What is the largest city in Liechtenstein?
Covering 10.3 square miles, Schaan is the largest city of Liechtenstein. Located north of Vaduz, in the central part of the country, Schaan is covered by mountains and forests. As of 2005, it had an estimated population of 5,806.

How big is Liechtenstein?
Covering an area of just sixty-two square miles, Liechtenstein is the sixth-smallest independent nation in the world.According to the census conducted in 2010, the country had a population of 36,010.



What are the ethnic groups in Liechtenstein?
The majority of the population of Liechtenstein is composed of Alemannic Germans. There are small communities of Turks and Italians in the country.

What are the administrative divisions of Liechtenstein?
Liechtenstein is divided into eleven communes (Gemeinden) that consist of a single town or village.

Where is Liechtenstein?
Liechtenstein is a doubly landlocked country situated in central Europe in the Upper Rhine valley of the European Alps. The country is bordered on the east by Austria and on the south and west by Switzerland.

What is the capital of Liechtenstein?
Vaduz is the capital of Liechtenstein. It is located along the river Rhine. The city has a population of 5,342, most of whom are Roman Catholic. The city serves as the administrative center; the seat of the national parliament is housed in Vaduz.

What is the largest city in Liechtenstein?
Covering 10.3 square miles, Schaan is the largest city of Liechtenstein. Located north of Vaduz, in the central part of the country, Schaan is covered by mountains and forests. As of 2005, it had an estimated population of 5,806.

How big is Liechtenstein?
Covering an area of just sixty-two square miles, Liechtenstein is the sixth-smallest independent nation in the world.According to the census conducted in 2010, the country had a population of 36,010.

What are the ethnic groups in Liechtenstein?
The majority of the population of Liechtenstein is composed of Alemannic Germans. There are small communities of Turks and Italians in the country.

What are the administrative divisions of Liechtenstein?
Liechtenstein is divided into eleven communes (Gemeinden) that consist of a single town or village.

Who are the political leaders of Liechtenstein?
The principality of Liechtenstein is a unitary parliamentary deocracy and a constitutional monarchy.

Prince - Hans-Adam II
Regent - Alois
Prime Minister - Klaus Tschutscher

What is the official currency used in Liechtenstein?
The franc denoted by the ISO 4217 code CHF is the official currency of Liechtenstein. It is issued by the Swiss National Bank.

What is the official language of Liechtenstein?
German is the official language of Liechtenstein. Alemannic, a dialect of German is also spoken widely in the country.

What is the official religion of Liechtenstein?
The largest and official religion of Liechtenstein is Christianity followed by more than eighty percent of the population. Roman Catholicism is the largest denomination. There are small numbers of Muslims and Jews in the country as well.

What is the economy of Liechtenstein like?
Liechtenstein has the second-highest gross domestic product per person in the world by purchasing power parity. In 2009, the GDP (PPP) of Liechtenstein was estimated at $3.409 billion, while the per capita was $95,249. The country has the lowest external debt in the world. Also it has the second-lowest unemployment rate in the world at 1.5% .

Liechtenstein is the largest producer of sausage casings, potassium storage units and false teeth in the world. Textiles processing, electronics, metal manufacturing, power tools, calculators, and pharmaceuticals are the major industries. Agriculture is an important sector with wheat, barley, corn, potatoes, and dairy products being the major agricultural products. Tourism is a significant part of the country's economy. The major trading partners of Liechtenstein include Switzerland, Germany, France, Austria, Italy, Taiwan, Japan, and the United States.

When is the national day of Liechtenstein celebrated?
The national day of Liechtenstein is celebrated on August 15. The day is celebrated to commemorate the country's independence from the German rule in 1866.

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