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Liechtenstein's Information

Flag of Liechtenstein
Land Area 160 km2
Total Area 160km2 (#189)
Population 37,937 (#212)
Population Density 237.11/km2
Government Type Constitutional Monarchy
GDP (PPP) $4.98 Billion
GDP Per Capita $139,100
Currency Franc (CHF)
More Information Liechtenstein
1700's – 1800's
  • (1719) Principality of Liechtenstein was created within the Holy Roman Empire; Liechtenstein declared independence from the German empire
  • (1806) Napoleon granted Liechtenstein sovereignty
  • (1815) Liechtenstein was member of the German Confederation until 1866
  • (1866) Liechtenstein fully independent pagan
  • (1919) Hapsburg monarchy of Austria abolished; Switzerland replaced Austria as Liechtenstein representative on interests abroad
  • (1921) Liechtenstein adopted Swiss currency
  • (1923) Liechtenstein and Switzerland enter customs union
  • (1938) Prince Franz Josef II ascended to the throne
  • (1939-1945) Liechtenstein neutral during WWII
  • (1971) Male electorate in Liechtenstein withheld voting rights to women
  • (1984) Prince Franz Josef II gave over executive power to his son, Crown Prince Hans-Adam II; women granted right to vote in national elections
  • (1989) Prince Hans-Adam II assumed the throne after his father's death
  • (1990) Liechtenstein joined United Nations
  • (1991) Liechtenstein joined European Free Trade Association
  • (1993) Mario Frick became prime minister of Liechtenstein (youngest in Europe)
  • (1997) Mario Frick re-elected
  • (2000) Liechtenstein blacklisted for not cooperating in fight against money-laundering; Liechtenstein changed banking laws
  • (2001) Liechtenstein removed from blacklist of the Paris-based organization for economic cooperation and development; progressive citizens party member, Otmar Hasler, won prime minister election
  • (2002) Sanctions threatened after OECD included Liechtenstein on a list of seven states failing to meet financial transparency and information exchange standards
  • (2003) Prince Hans-Adam II won referendum to change constitution to give himself greater powers
  • (2004) Crown Prince Hans-Adam formally handed over day-to-day running of Liechtenstein to his son Prince Alois; Liechtenstein ratified the comprehensive nuclear test ban treaty, 116 nations endorsed the pact
  • (2005) Referendum vote soundly endorsed legalization of abortion in early stages of pregnancy
  • (2006) Liechtenstein remained on the list of uncooperative tax havens; Liechtenstein celebrated 200 years of sovereignty; after re-measuring the borders of Liechtenstein officials established that it was larger than thought
  • (2007) Population of Liechtenstein numbered 35,000
  • (2008) Liechtenstein's largest financial group, LGT group, confirmed stolen client data, believed to have fueled a major German tax evasion probe; internet child pornography ring operating out of Liechtenstein and three other European countries broken up by police
  • (2009) EU ministers demanded reopening negotiations with Liechtenstein on fighting fraud; Liechtenstein failed, the new Prime Minister Klaus Tschtscher promised OECD full cooperation on tax affairs; Liechtenstein signed agreements on sharing financial information with many countries, included the US, UK, and Germany; OECD removed Liechtenstein from list of uncooperative countries
  • (2011) Registered partnership law (same-sex unions) referendum approved by 68% of voters
This page was last updated on July 10, 2020.

Liechtenstein Trivia

Who are the Royal Family of Liechtenstein?

Liechtenstein is governed as a constitutional monarchy that is headed by a royal family whose current head is Prince Hans-Adams II. As the head of the house, Price Hans is also the ruler of the principality of Liechtenstein today.

Who Are the Royal Family of Liechtenstein?

What Languages Are Spoken In Liechtenstein?

German is the official and most common language of Liechtenstein. Other languages commonly spoken in the country include Swiss German, Walser, Alemannic, and English.

What Languages Are Spoken In Liechtenstein?

What is the Currency of Liechtenstein?

The official currency of Liechtenstein is the Swiss franc.

What is the Currency of Liechtenstein?

What is the biggest city in Liechtenstein?

Schaan is the largest community in Liechtenstein and has a population of around 6,000 people.

Biggest Cities In Liechtenstein

What is the Major Religion in Liechtenstein?

Around 75% of Liechtenstein identifies as Roman Catholic, and 8.5% of the population is Protestant Christian.

Religious Beliefs In Liechtenstein

What is Life Like in Liechtenstein?

Liechtenstein is an advanced industrialized nation whose occupants have some of the most highest standards of living on the planet. Most Liechtensteiners live in single-family homes.

The People and Culture Of Liechtenstein

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