Liechtenstein is a country known for its green mountainous areas, winter tourism as well as tremendous nature and trips made for sightseeing. It is the sixth smallest country in the world with an area of 160 square kilometers. Vaduz is the capital city of the country, which houses many statues on its streets and houses historical buildings to be seen.
The neighbors are Switzerland and Austria.
Where is Liechtenstein?
Liechtenstein is divided into two high regions. The 2/3 area in the east forms part of the Rhatikon Massif. The Rhatikon Massif is a mountain range located at the edge of the steep middle Alps and reaching a height of 2,500 meters. These mountains, which contain three broad river valleys, are taken away by the Samina River. The 1/3 of the western part of the country is a flat plateau, covered by the Illi River Valley and the Rhine River flood plain which forms the western border with Switzerland.
It is governed by the Parliamentary Monarchy. It consists of 11 administrative departments.
A warm climate is dominant. The winter months are quite cold and snowy.
There is Roman Catholic Church beliefs throughout the country.
Industry and Tourism
3% of the workforce works in agriculture and 95% works in industry, trade and service sectors. Corn, potatoes, vegetables and fruit are the main agricultural products. Drugs, weaving, ceramics, steel gears, sensitive devices, air conditioning, canning and furniture, are key industry events. Taxes and tourism from foreign registered companies in the country are other important sources of income. Industrial products, fruit, furniture, wine are mainly export products. Switzerland, EU and EFTA member countries are the largest trading partners.
Every year a large number of tourists come to the country. Visitors visit Liechtenstein with snow-capped mountains, green valleys, vineyards and various plants. For example, in this small country in the Alps, there are almost 50 kinds of wild orchids. At the same time, there are museums, theaters, and winery. For this reason, tourists visit Liechtenstein in winter as much as in summer.
If you are a fan of arts, there are art museums where modern artworks are exhibited. You should absolutely visit. Here you can get ideas about the artistic work of the country.
Throughout the country’s most popular sport is football. Liechtenstein football teams play in the Swiss soccer leagues. Winter sports are also popular.
Population Density: 240 per Km2
Land Area: 160 Km ²