Liechtenstein

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Principality of Liechtenstein
Fürstentum Liechtenstein
Coat of arms of Liechtenstein
Coat of arms
Motto: Für Gott, Fürst und Vaterland
For God, Prince and Fatherland
Anthem: 
Oben am jungen Rhein
(English: "High on the Young Rhine")
Location of  Liechtenstein  (green)on the European continent  (dark grey)  —  [Legend]
Location of  Liechtenstein  (green)

on the European continent  (dark grey)  —  [Legend]

Location of  Liechtenstein  (green)
Location of  Liechtenstein  (green)
Capital Vaduz
Largest city Schaan
Official languages German
Demonym Liechtensteiner (male), Liechtensteinerin (female)
Government Unitary parliamentary democracy and
constitutional monarchy
• Prince
Hans-Adam II
• Regent
Alois
Adrian Hasler
Arthur Brunhart
Independence as principality
1806
• Independence from the German Confederation
1866
Area
• Total
160 km2 (62 sq mi) (215th)
• Water (%)
negligible[1]
Population
• 2010 estimate
36,010[2] (209th)
• 2000 census
33,307[3]
• Density
224/km2 (580.2/sq mi) (57th)
GDP (PPP) 2009 estimate
• Total
$3.409 billion[4][5] (163rd)
• Per capita
$95,249[4][5][6] (2nd)
GDP (nominal) 2009 estimate
• Total
$4.797 billion[4][5] (147th)
• Per capita
$134,045[4][5][6] (2nd)
HDI (2010) Increase 0.905[7]
very high · 8th
Currency Swiss franc (CHF)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
• Summer (DST)
CEST (UTC+2)
Drives on the right
Calling code +423
ISO 3166 code LI
Internet TLD .li
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Liechtenstein is a country in Western Europe. It is the sixth smallest country in the world[8] 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 official language in Liechtenstein is German.

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]

  1. Raum, Umwelt und Energie, Landesverwaltung Liechtenstein. Accessed on 2 October 2011
  2. Bevölkerungsstatistik 30. Juni 2010, Landesverwaltung Liechtenstein. Accessed on 2 October 2011
  3. Bevölkerungsstruktur – Band 1, Liechtensteinische Volkszählung 2000, Landesverwaltung Liechtenstein. Accessed on 2 October 2011.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Key Figures for Liechtenstein, Landesverwaltung Liechtenstein. Accessed on 2 October 2011.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 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.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Bevölkerungsstatistik. 30 June 2009, Landesverwaltung Liechtenstein. Accessed on 2 October 2011.
  7. Human Development Report 2010 (PDF). United Nations. 2010. ISBN 9780230284456 90101 Check |isbn= value: length (help). Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 November 2010. Retrieved 4 November 2010. 
  8. Population by sex, rate of population increase, surface area and density