Fürstentum Liechtenstein
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Location of Liechtenstein (green) on the European continent (grey)
Basic Information
Motto Für Gott, Fürst und Vaterland (For God, Prince and Fatherland)
Anthem Oben am jungen Rhein
Capital Vaduz
Largest city Schaan
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Demonym Liechtensteiner (male), Liechtensteinerin (female)
Government Constitutional absolute monarchy
Prince Hanz-Adam II
Area 160.48 km²
Population 74,854
Established 1719 (member state of the Holy Roman Empire)
Independence 1866 (from the Holy Roman Empire)
Predecessor Holy Roman Empire
Currency Swiss franc
Time zone CET, CEST (UTC+1, UTC+2)
Internet TLD .li
Calling code 423
Official language German
National language German
Regional languages none
Other languages none
Ethnic groups
Main ethnic groups Germans, Austrians
Other ethnic groups none
State religion none
Main religion(s) Roman Catholicism (78%)
Other religions Reformed Church (8%), Islam (4%), Atheism (9%), 1% other
Location Liechtenstein

Location of Liechtenstein

The Principality of Liechtenstein (German: Fürstentum Liechtenstein) is a doubly landlocked alpine country in Central Europe, bordered by Switzerland to the west and south and by Tyrol to the east. Its area is just over 160 km², and it has an estimated population of 75,000. Its capital is Vaduz; the biggest town is Schaan. Liechtenstein has the world's lowest external debt.
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