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Principality of Liechtenstein

Fürstentum Liechtenstein  (German)
Motto: "Für Gott, Fürst und Vaterland"
"For God, Prince, and Fatherland"
Anthem: 
Oben am jungen Rhein
(English: "High on the Young Rhine")
Location of Liechtenstein (green) in Europe (agate grey)  –  [Legend]
Location of Liechtenstein (green)

in Europe (agate grey)  –  [Legend]

Location of Liechtenstein
CapitalVaduz
Largest municipalitySchaan
47°10′00″N 9°30′35″E / 47.16667°N 9.50972°E / 47.16667; 9.50972
Official languagesGerman
Religion
(2015[1])
83.2% Christianity
—73.4% Roman Catholic (official)
—9.8% Other Christian
7.0% No religion
5.9% Islam
3.9% Others
Demonym(s)Liechtensteiner
GovernmentUnitary semi-direct democracy under a parliamentary semi-constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Hans-Adam II
• Regent
Alois
Daniel Risch
LegislatureLandtag
Independence as principality
• Union between
Vaduz and
Schellenberg
23 January 1719
12 July 1806
• Separation from
German Confederation
23 August 1866
Area
• Total
160 km2 (62 sq mi) (189th)
• Water (%)
2.7[2]
Population
• 2020 estimate
38,896[3] (217th)
• Density
237/km2 (613.8/sq mi) (57th)
GDP (PPP)2013 estimate
• Total
$5.3 billion[4] (149th)
• Per capita
$98,432[5][6][7] (3rd)
GDP (nominal)2010 estimate
• Total
$5.155 billion[6][7] (147th)
• Per capita
$143,151[5][6][7] (1st)
HDI (2019)Increase 0.919[8]
very high · 19th
CurrencySwiss franc (CHF)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
• Summer (DST)
UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Driving sideright
Calling code+423
ISO 3166 codeLI
Internet TLD.li

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein, officially the Principality of Liechtenstein, is a German-speaking microstate situated in the Alps between Austria and Switzerland in Central Europe. The principality is a semi-constitutional monarchy headed by the Prince of Liechtenstein; the Prince's extensive powers are equivalent to those of a President in a semi-presidential system.