Top Ten Lichtenstein Attractions

Top Ten Lichtenstein Attractions

       The Principality of Liechtenstein is a doubly landlocked alpine country in Central Europe, bordered by Switzerland and Austria. Its area is just over 160 square km (62 sq mi), and it has an estimated population of 35,000. Its capital is Vaduz, while the biggest town is Schaan. Liechtensteinhas the 2nd highest gross domestic product per person in the world, and has the world’s lowest external debt. Liechtenstein also has the 2nd lowest unemployment rate in the world at 1.5% (Monaco is first). Liechtenstein is the smallest yet the richest (by measure of GDP per capita) German-speaking country in the world and the only country to lie entirely within the Alps. It is the only predominantly German-speaking country not to share a common border with Germany and the only predominantly German-speaking nation to have a monarch. It is known as a principality as it is a constitutional monarchy headed by a prince. Liechtenstein is divided into 11 municipalities. Much of its terrain is mountainous, making it a winter sports destination. Many cultivated fields and small farms characterize its landscape both in the south (Oberland, upper land) and in the north (Unterland, lower land). The country has a strong financial sector located in the capital,Vaduz, and has been identified as a tax haven.

  1. Vaduz

    Vaduz is the capital of the principality of Liechtenstein and the seat of the national parliament. The town, located along the Rhine, has about 5,100 inhabitants (2009), most of whom are Roman Catholic. Its cathedral is the seat of a Roman Catholic archbishop. While Vaduz is better known internationally, it is not the largest town in the principality, as neighboring Schaan has a greater population.
    Links: Cities, Top Ten European Cities, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaduz,
  2. Schaan

    Schaan is the largest municipality of Liechtenstein. It is located to the north of Vaduz, the capital, in the central part of the country. As of 2005 it has a population of 5,806 making it the largest administrative district in Liechtenstein, and covers an area of 26.8 km², including mountains and forest.
    Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schaan,
  3. Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liechtenstein,

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