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Principality of Liechtenstein

Fürstentum Liechtenstein
Flag of Liechtenstein
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Anthem: 
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)
CapitalVaduz
Official languagesGerman
Demonym(s)Liechtensteiner
GovernmentUnitary 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
CurrencySwiss franc (CHF)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
• Summer (DST)
UTC+2 (CEST)
Driving sideright
Calling code+423
ISO 3166 codeLI
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.

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 5000 people. Liechtenstein is famous for its many private banks.

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References

  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. United Nations. 2010. ISBN 9780230284456 . Archived from the original on 8 November 2010. https://web.archive.org/web/20101108160356/http://hdr.undp.org/en/media/HDR_2010_EN_Complete.pdf. Retrieved 4 November 2010. 
  8. Population by sex, rate of population increase, surface area and density