As one of the second smallest continents on the globe, Liechtenstein is typically a German microstate. Locked between Switzerland and Austria, it covers an area of 160 square kilometers consisting of 35,000 inhabitants. Liechtenstein is so small that it imports over 90% of its energy needs. Liechtenstein is not a country in the news very often; however, they have plenty to offer, with their chief attraction possibly being the Alps. In addition, Liechtenstein has the highest GDP per capita anywhere in the world. Even though it is small, Liechtenstein has staggering mountain views, with Grauspitz being their tallest peak. Tourists come for the wonderful winter sports while staying in Vaduz, the capital city of Liechtenstein. Afterwards, they trek into the mountains for fun winter sports. Here are a few other facts about Liechtenstein:
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The capital of Liechtenstein
Besides the country of Uzbekistan, Liechtenstein is the only country that is surrounded completely by other landlocked nations. The small area known as Liechtenstein is enclosed by Austria and Switzerland.
By disassembling their small army of 80 men, Liechtenstein is probably the first country in the industrialized world without a structured army.
Liechtenstein inhabitants have their favorite dishes as well. For breakfast, there is coffee and bread with a fruit spread. Zmittag, which means afternoon, is their main meal for the day. This meal is usually compromised of a main dish, salad, soup, and something sweet. Znacht, or their evening meal, consists of an open-faced sandwich with meat and cheese on top.
Sometime in 2003, the reigning prince Hans-Adam declared his displeasure with his current powers and threatened to exit the country. He triumphed, making Liechtenstein the only modern day country where the monarchy's power became greater than before. With his new power, the prince can veto laws and dismiss governments.
Even though Liechtenstein is surrounded by other countries, it has lenient banking regulations, which makes it an economic paradise that is known to be an 'offshore' tax haven.
The currency of Liechtenstein
is the Swiss Franc(CHF)
Flag of Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein belongs to the European continent
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Coordinates (in Latitude & Longitude) of Liechtenstein
47 16 N, 9 32 E
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10.02 / 1000 population
7.3 / 1000 population
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