Where is Liechtenstein?

Liechtenstein is a European country covering 160.00 km2. This makes it the 6th smallest country in the world and about 17 times smaller than Rhode Island. Its geographic coordinates are 47 16 N, 9 32 E and Vaduz is the capital city.

Liechtenstein has a 75.00 km border with Austria (34 km) and Switzerland (41 km). The country is not currently involved in any territory disputes.

The country is named for the Liechtenstein dynasty that purchased and united the countries of Schellenburg and Vaduz.

Its ISO code is LI.

Geography

It is located in Central Europe. Liechtenstein has a mean elevation of 0 m above sea level.

It has a continental climate with cold, snowy winters and warm, humid summers. Its terrain is mostly mountainous.

Population

Liechtenstein has a population of 37,937 making it the 212th largest in the world. The majority of the population can be found in the western half of the country.

German is the official language. The majority reported ethnicity is Liechtensteiner. The majority of the population is Roman Catholic.

The dialing code for the country is 423.

Government

Liechtenstein is an independent country. The Principality of Liechtenstein was established in 1719. Its constitution was last ratified in 1921.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Liechtenstein's GDP is $4,978,000,000.00 (USD) with $139,100.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 172nd largest economy and its citizens the richest in the world. The currency of Liechtenstein is the Franc (CHF). Its main exports are small specialty machinery, connectors for audio and video, and parts for motor vehicles. Its major imports include agricultural products, raw materials, energy products, and machinery.