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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
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(s) Liechtensteiner
Government Unitary parliamentary democracy and
constitutional monarchy
• Prince
Hans-Adam II
• Regent
Adrian Hasler
Independence as principality
• Treaty of Pressburg
• Independence from the German Confederation
• Total
160 km2 (62 sq mi) (215th)
• Water (%)
• 2010 estimate
36,010 (209th)
• 2000 census
• Density
224/km2 (580.2/sq mi) (57th)
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) Increase 0.905
very high · 8th
Currency Swiss franc (CHF)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
• Summer (DST)
Driving side right
Calling code +423
ISO 3166 code LI
Internet TLD .li

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.

Liechtenstein was linked with Austria until the end of World War I, after which it became linked with Switzerland in a customs union.

The official language in Liechtenstein is German.

The capital of Liechtenstein is Vaduz, a very small town of 5,000 people. Liechtenstein is famous for its many private banks.

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