Description flag of Liechtenstein
two equal horizontal bands of blue (top) and red with a gold crown on the hoist side of the blue band
Official country name
Principality of Liechtenstein
Fuerstentum Liechtenstein (long)
Liechtensteiner(s) (noun) Liechtenstein (adjective)
German (official), Alemannic dialect
34,498 ranked 213, (data 2008)
along with Uzbekistan, one of only two doubly landlocked countries in the world; variety of microclimatic variations based on elevation. The lowest point is Ruggeller Riet 430 m.
76km, Austria 34.9 km, Switzerland 41.1 km.
11 communes (Gemeinden, singular - Gemeinde); Balzers, Eschen, Gamprin, Mauren, Planken, Ruggell, Schaan, Schellenberg, Triesen, Triesenberg, Vaduz
23 January 1719 (Principality of Liechtenstein established); 12 July 1806 (independence from the Holy Roman Empire)