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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
"Up 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 (male), Liechtensteinerin (female)
Government Unitary parliamentary democracy and
constitutional monarchy
• Prince
Hans-Adam II
• Regent
Adrian Hasler
• Landtag Speaker
Arthur Brunhart
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. 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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