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Principality of Liechtenstein | Fürstentum Liechtenstein

Country Profile



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Flag of Liechtenstein

Background:
The Principality of Liechtenstein was established within the Holy Roman Empire in 1719; it became a sovereign state in 1806. Until the end of World War I, it was closely tied to Austria, but the economic devastation caused by that conflict forced Liechtenstein to conclude a customs and monetary union with Switzerland.
Since World War II (in which Liechtenstein remained neutral) the country's low taxes have spurred outstanding economic growth. However, shortcomings in banking regulatory oversight have resulted in concerns about the use of the financial institutions for money laundering.
(Source: CIA - The World Factbook)

border countries: Austria, Switzerland
 
where in Europe is Liechtenstein

Official Name:
Fürstentum Liechtenstein
short form: Liechtenstein
int'l long form: Principality of Liechtenstein
int'l short form: Liechtenstein

ISO Country Code: li

Time:
Local Time = UTC +1h
Actual Time: Sun-Aug-31  02:32

Country Calling Code: +423

Capital City: Vaduz (5 200)

Other Cities: Balzers: (4 400), Eschen: (4 000), Schaan: (5 700), Triesen: (4 600),

Government:
Type: Constitutional, hereditary monarchy on a democratic and parliamentary basis.
Independence: on 23 January 1719 was the Imperial Principality of Liechtenstein established;
12 July 1806 established independence from the Holy Roman Empire.
Constitution: 5 October 1921.

Geography:
Location: Landlocked small Central European country, between Austria and Switzerland.
Area: 160 kmĀ² (61.7 sq. mi.)
Terrain: 66 % mountains (Alps), the remainder hills and plateau situated next to the Rhine Valley.
Highest mountain: Grauspitz 2 599 m

Climate: Continental with four seasons, cold winters with snow or rain; cool to moderately warm summers.

People:
Nationality: Noun - Liechtensteiner(s), adjective - Liechtenstein.
Population: 36,000 (2011)
Ethnic groups: Liechtensteiners, Swiss, Austrians and Germans.
Religions: Roman Catholic 80.4%, Protestant 7.1%, other religions 12.5%.
Languages: German (official), Alemannic dialect.
Literacy:

Natural resources: Hydroelectric potential, arable land.

Agriculture products: Wheat, barley, corn, potatoes; livestock, dairy products.

Industries: Electronics, metal manufacturing, dental products, ceramics, pharmaceuticals, food products, precision instruments, tourism, optical instruments.

Exports partners: EU 62.6% (Germany 28.7%, Austria 22.6%, France 13.5%, Italy 10.6%, UK 3.1%), USA 7.9% (2005)

Imports partners: EU, Switzerland (2005)

Currency: Swiss Franc (CHF)

Source: Liechtenstein Government Office and others.
 

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Official Sites of Liechtenstein

royal Fürstenhaus Liechtenstein
Princely House of Liechtenstein; Fürst Hans-Adam II. von und zu Liechtenstein.

Fürstentum Liechtenstein
The Principality of Liechtenstein.

Liechtensteinischer Landtag
Liechtenstein Parliament.

Diplomatic Missions
Liechtenstein Mission to the United Nations


Statistics

Liechtenstein in Figures
Statistical data of Liechtenstein.

Maps

Map of Liechtenstein
Political Map of Liechtenstein.
Google Earth Google Earth Liechtenstein
Searchable map and satellite view of Liechtenstein.
Google Earth Google Earth Vaduz
Searchable map and satellite view of Liechtenstein's capital city.

Map of Europe
Political Map of Europe.

 

News

Liechtensteiner Vaterland
Regional news (in German)
Liechtensteiner Volksblatt
Regional news (in German)

Radio
Radio Liechtenstein
The local radio station (in German).
 

 

Arts & Culture

Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein art museum (in German)
 

 

Business & Economy

Liechtensteinischer Bankenverband
Liechtenstein Bankers Association.
Liechtensteinische Landesbank
LGT Bank
One of the largest private banking operation in Liechtenstein.

Gewerbe- und Wirtschaftskammer
Chamber of Commerce and Indusrtry (in German)
 
 

Destination Liechtenstein - Travel and Tour Guides

Discover Liechtenstein: accommodation, hotels, attractions, festivals, events, tourist boards, biking, skiing, hiking, climbing, cruising, diving, tours and much more.

Liechtenstein National Tourist Office
Travel information for Liechtenstein.

Erlebnisorte Liechtenstein
More about Liechtenstein (in German).

Cities/Towns
Vaduz
The capital town of Liechtenstein.
Gemeinde Schaan
The town of Schaan (in German)

Hotels
Hotels in Liechtenstein
Find a Hotel in Liechtenstein.
 

Travel and Tour Consumer Information


Education

EDU.LI
Education and Research Network.

Hochschule Liechtenstein
Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Architektur.

International Academy of Philosophy
Bi-lingual academic institute that offers graduate degrees in philosophy, founded in 1986.

Schulnetz Liechtenstein
Portal site for education in Liechtenstein (in German).
 
 

Environment & Nature

Liechtenstein's engagement in international environmental and sustainability policy
Information about Liechtenstein's environmental and sustainability policy.

 
 

History

History of the Princely House
Comprehensive information about the Princely House' history.
History of the Principality of Liechtenstein
The history of the country of Liechtenstein.
Landesarchiv des Fürstentums Liechtenstein
State Archive of Liechtenstein.
 
 

Search

FirstLink
Some Liechtenstein links (in German)
Liechtenstein Internet Verzeichnis
Internet Directory.
welcome.li
Liechtenstein index.
Liechtenstein Online
Provides also links to websites from Liechtenstein.
Rainer Verling's index of WWW sites in Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein links.

Additional Information about Liechtenstein

BBC News Country Profile: Liechtenstein
Open Directory Project: Liechtenstein
Wikipedia: Liechtenstein
The World Factbook -- Liechtenstein

Background Notes: Liechtenstein

Governments on the WWW: Liechtenstein

 
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