|Principality of Liechtenstein
|Motto: Für Gott, Fürst und Vaterland
For God, Prince and Fatherland
(English: "High on the Young Rhine")
Location of Liechtenstein (green)
|Demonym||Liechtensteiner (male), Liechtensteinerin (female)|
|Government||Unitary parliamentary democracy and
|-||Prime Minister||Adrian Hasler|
|-||Landtag Speaker||Arthur Brunhart|
|Independence as principality|
|-||Treaty of Pressburg||1806|
|-||Independence from the German Confederation||1866|
|-||Total||160 km2 (215th)
61 sq mi
|-||2010 estimate||36,010 (209th)|
|GDP (PPP)||2009 estimate|
|-||Total||$3.409 billion (163rd)|
|-||Per capita||$95,249 (2nd)|
|GDP (nominal)||2009 estimate|
|-||Total||$4.797 billion (147th)|
|-||Per capita||$134,045 (2nd)|
|HDI (2010)|| 0.905
very high · 8th
|Currency||Swiss franc (CHF)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|-||Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Drives on the||right|
Liechtenstein is a country in Western Europe. It is the sixth smallest country in the world and, with Uzbekistan, one of only two doubly landlocked countries. This means that it is landlocked by a landlocked country. Liechtenstein is between Austria and Switzerland. It was a part of the Holy Roman Empire until 1806 when it became an independent principality.
Liechtenstein was linked with Austria until the end of World War I, after which it became linked with Switzerland in a customs union. The heir to the throne is usually called Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein.
The capital of Liechtenstein is Vaduz, a very small town of 5000 people. Liechtenstein is famous for its many private banks. It also has more companies than people.
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References[change | change source]
- Raum, Umwelt und Energie, Landesverwaltung Liechtenstein. Accessed on 2 October 2011
- Bevölkerungsstatistik 30. Juni 2010, Landesverwaltung Liechtenstein. Accessed on 2 October 2011
- Bevölkerungsstruktur – Band 1, Liechtensteinische Volkszählung 2000, Landesverwaltung Liechtenstein. Accessed on 2 October 2011.
- Key Figures for Liechtenstein, Landesverwaltung Liechtenstein. Accessed on 2 October 2011.
- World Development Indicators, World Bank. Accessed on 2 October 2011. Note: "PPP conversion factor, GDP (LCU per international $)" and "Official exchange rate (LCU per US$, period average)" for Switzerland were used.
- Bevölkerungsstatistik. 30 June 2009, Landesverwaltung Liechtenstein. Accessed on 2 October 2011.
- Human Development Report 2010. United Nations. 2010. ISBN 9780230284456 90101. Archived from the original on 8 November 2010. http://web.archive.org/web/20101108160356/http://hdr.undp.org/en/media/HDR_2010_EN_Complete.pdf. Retrieved 4 November 2010.
- Population by sex, rate of population increase, surface area and density