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Liechtenstein is the smallest country in Europe, and it is located between Austria and Switzerland. Only about 37,000 people live in an area of about 62 square miles. The country is well-known for its alpine scenery, medieval castles, and modern art.
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Key Facts & Information
- Liechtenstein used to be a valley area near the Rhine River. For centuries, two lordships of the Holy Roman Empire occupied the valley. They later established Liechtenstein as a municipal area in 1719, and it was part of the Holy Roman Empire.
- Liechtenstein was a part of the German Confederation from 1815 to 1866. In 1866, Liechtenstein became an independent country.
- Liechtenstein remained unaffected during both World War events.
- Liechtenstein maintained its neutrality, and there has been no visits from princes for decades. After World War II ended, Liechtenstein went into rapid progress of industrialization under the reign of Francis Joseph II.
- The decision of Francis Joseph II to govern Liechtenstein made the country prosper. His son, Hans Adam II, continued his legacy by making Liechtenstein a member of global communities, such as the United Nations (1990), European Economic Area (1995), and the World Trade Organization (1995).
- As a monarchy, Liechtenstein is currently governed by the son of Hans Adam II, Crown Prince Alois.
- Liechtenstein is known as a tiny country, with its total area size being only 160 km2 (62 sq mi). It is also completely landlocked.
- Liechtenstein is divided into 11 communes or sub-areas. The capital city of Liechtenstein is Vaduz. The topography of Liechtenstein is dominated by Alpine mountains and the Rhine River.
- Liechtenstein has shown strong economic growth and higher living standards when compared to its larger European neighbors. Despite its limited natural resources, Liechtenstein has thousands of registered companies and almost as many job opportunities as it has citizens.
- Industries such as electronics, textiles, metal manufacturing, and calculators are the main factors of Liechtenstein’s rapid economic growth. Its most notorious international company is Hilti, a manufacturer of high-end power tools. Liechtenstein is also well-known for its agricultural products and tourism.
- The country uses the Swiss franc as the national currency and utilizes Swiss border police and officers to protect its border with Austria. The business-friendly tax system and capitalist economy has attracted numerous investors and businessmen to trade in the country.
- Liechtenstein citizens have a high life expectancy, as most of its people live up to an average of 82 years of age. German is the official language, with Alemannic being the primary dialect. Catholicism is the official state religion of Liechtenstein.
- Every Liechtenstein citizen can read. Their literacy rate is 100%, and Liechtenstein’s education is ranked as the 10th-best in the world. Due to its small size, Liechtenstein only has four universities and nine public high schools.
CULTURES AND LANDMARKS
- The cultures of Liechtenstein are strongly influenced by external factors originating from German-speaking regions, including Switzerland, Bavaria, Austria, and specifically Tirol-Vorarlberg.
- Music and theaters remain an important part of the culture. Music organizations in Liechtenstein, such as the Liechtenstein Musical Company, often hold annual events that focus on musical workshops and Broadway shows.
- There are numerous museums in Liechtenstein. The largest museum is the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, a modern museum storing both national and international art collections. It has a unique architectural design, forming a “black box” of concrete and black basalt stone.
- The Liechtenstein National Museum is also another important museum that can’t be missed. This museum shows a permanent exhibition on Liechtenstein’s natural and cultural history. For book lovers, you can find the data for all books published in the country at the Liechtenstein State Library.
- Besides museums, Liechtenstein has famous historical sites, such as Vaduz Castle, Gutenberg Castle, and the ruins of Schellenberg.
- Football and skiing are Liechtenstein’s national sports. The Liechtenstein football teams often play in the Swiss football clubs. Liechtenstein’s national football team is regarded as an easy target. However, in the 2002 World Cup, Liechtenstein managed to have a 2-2 draw with Portugal.
- Liechtenstein excels the most in winter sports. They’re the only small nation to win a medal in any Olympics, whether Winter or Summer. Hanni Wenzel, Andreas, and Tina Weirather are notable skiers from Liechtenstein.
- The cuisines of Liechtenstein are diverse and have been influenced particularly by Switzerland and Austria. Liechtenstein’s national dish is “Käsknöpfle”, which is a simple dough made of flour, eggs, water, salt, and pepper
- Milk, cheese, and soups are commonly found in Liechtenstein cuisine.
- For breakfast, Liechtensteiners often consume muesli (uncooked rolled oats, fruits, and nuts that have been soaked in water or juice).
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