Liechtenstein Facts

Liechtenstein Fact File

Location: Liechtenstein is a country in Central Europe. It is landlocked (doesn’t have a coastline) and is bordered by Switzerland and Austria.

Capital: Vaduz

Population: 36,000 (approx)

Area: 160 km sq

Currency: Swiss Franc
Official Language: German

 

The Flag of Liechtenstein

Flag of Liechtenstein

 

Other Facts About Liechtenstein

  • Liechtenstein is the only country to exist entirely in the Alps mountain range.
  • The largest town in the country is Schaan.
  • The first factory in Liechtenstein was opened in 1836. It made ceramics.
  • Liechtenstein was neutral during World War 2, following the lead of its neighbour, Switzerland.
  • Women were given the right to vote in 1984.
  • The River Rhine forms the border between Liechtenstein and Switzerland.
  • Liechtenstein is the smallest country to win an Olympic medal. In 1980, at the Winter Olympic Games, Hanni Wenzel won two gold medals and one silver medal.
  • Liechtenstein doesn’t have a military. The army was disbanded in 1868.
  • The Prince of Liechtenstein lives in Vaduz Castle.
  • There are less than 30 policemen in all of Liechtenstein.
  • The national anthem of Liechtenstein is called Up on the Young Rhine.
  • The country’s national day is on 15th August.

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