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Liechtenstein

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Principality of Liechtenstein
Fürstentum Liechtenstein
Location of Liechtenstein on the European continent
Location of Liechtenstein on the European continent
Flag Coat of arms
Motto: Für Gott, Fürst und Vaterland
For God, Prince and Fatherland
Anthem: Oben am jungen Rhein
"Up on the Young Rhine"
Patron Saint(s): Saint Lucius
CapitalVaduz
Official language(s) German
Demonym Liechtensteinian, locally Liechtensteiner
Government Parliamentary democracy under constitutional monarchy
 -  Prince-Regent Alois
 -  Prime Minister Otmar Hasler
 -  Landtag Speaker Klaus Wanger
Independence as principality from Germany 
 -  Water (%) 0.001
Population
 -  2007 estimate 35,322 
 -  2000 census 33,307 
 -  Density 221/km2 (52)
572.4/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2001 estimate
 -  Total 1,786,000,000 (168)
 -  Per capita 53,951 (3)
GDP (nominal) 2005 estimate
 -  Total 3,658,000,000 
 -  Per capita 105,323 (1)
Currency Swiss franc (CHF)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 -  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Internet TLD .li
Calling code 423


The Principality of Liechtenstein (German: Fürstentum Liechtenstein) is a small, doubly landlocked country in Central Europe, bordered by Switzerland to its west and by Austria to its east. Mountainous, it is a winter sports resort, though it is perhaps best-known as a tax haven. Despite this, it is not heavily urbanized (like the Principality of Monaco or Gibraltar). Many cultivated fields and little farms characterize its landscape both in the north (Unterland) and in the south (Oberland). It is the smallest German-speaking country in the world and is the last remnant of the Holy Roman Empire. Its capital city is Vaduz.

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