Municipalities of Liechtenstein

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Liechtenstein is divided into eleven municipalities. Most municipalities consist of only one town. Five of the municipalities are located in the Unterland (lower country) constituency and the other six are located in the upper country. The municipalities of Liechtenstein show complex shapes despite their small size. Seven municipalities have one or more districts in addition to the main district.

Municipalities of Liechtenstein Map
Municipalities of Liechtenstein Map

Eleven Municipalities of Liechtenstein

The Principality of Liechtenstein is divided into eleven municipalities. Many municipalities are located in different areas without intersection with each other. Eleven municipalities of Liechtenstein are Ruggell, Schellenberg, Gamprin, Eschen, Mauren, Schaan, Planken, Vaduz, Triesenberg, Triesen and Balzers. The regions Ruggell, Schellenberg, Gamprin, Eschen and Mauren are located in Unterland (lower country), while Schaan, Planken, Vaduz, Triesenberg, Triesen and Balzers, Oberland (upper country).

The number of regions where municipalities are dispersed is as follows;  Balzers: 3, Eschen: 2, Gamprin: 2, Planken: 1, Schaan: 3, Triesenberg: 2 and Vaduz: 6.

Ruggell

Ruggell

Ruggell is the northernmost municipality in Liechtenstein. The municipality has an area of 6.38 square kilometers. The population of the municipality is 2,243 as of 2017 and the population density is 303 / square kilometers. Liechtenstein is known as a largely mountainous country, while Ruggell is largely flat and is located along the Rhine, where Switzerland and Austria and international borders meet.

Schellenberg

Schellenberg

Schellenberg is a municipality in the plain region of Liechtenstein on the banks of the Rhine. The area of the municipality is 3.5 square kilometers. The population of the municipality is 1,090 as of 2017 and the population density is 294 / km2. The Schellenberg region borders the municipalities of Eschen, Gamprin, Mauren and Ruggell. It also borders the municipality of Feldkirch in the federal state of Vorarlberg, Austria.

Gamprin

Gamprin

Schellenberg is a municipality divided into two different regions. Most of the region is located in the northeast of Liechtenstein. The area of the municipality is 6.1 square kilometers. The population of the municipality is 1,657 as of 2017 and the population density is 271 / km2. The village of Bendern, the most historic settlement of Liechtenstein, is located in the municipality of Gamprin. The Bendern community had a religious significance dating back to the 15th century.

Eschen

Eschen

Eschen is a municipality located north of Liechtenstein. The area of the municipality is 10.3 square kilometers. The population of the municipality is 4,375 as of 2017 and the population density is 424 / km2. The municipality includes the village of Nendeln, which has a railway station on the Feldkirch-Buchs line.

Mauren

Mauren

Mauren is a municipality in the north of Liechtenstein. The area of the municipality is 7.5 square kilometers. The population of the municipality is 4,298 as of 2017 and the population density is 573 / km2. The Mauren region was first mentioned in the documents dated 1178 as “Muron”.

Schaan

Schaan

Schaan is the largest municipality of Liechtenstein in terms of population. It is located in the central part of the country, north of the capital Vaduz. The municipality covers an area of 26.8 square kilometers. The population of the municipality is 6,039 as of 2017 and the population density is 225 / sq. Schaan forms a border with the town of Buchs in Switzerland.

Planken

Planken

Planken is a municipality located north of Liechtenstein. The area of the municipality is 5.3 square kilometers. The population of the municipality is 448 as of 2017 and the population density is 1.9 / square kilometers. Planken is the least populated municipality of Liechtenstein.

Vaduz

Vaduz

Vaduz is Liechtenstein’s capital and most known region. The area of the municipality is 17.3 square kilometers. The population of the municipality is 5,521 as of 2017 and the population density is 288 / sq. Km. The first place that Liechtenstein family took their name before establishing the country was Vaduz County.

Triesenberg

Triesenberg

Triesenberg is a municipality in the center and southeast of Liechtenstein. The area of the municipality is 29.8 square kilometers. The population of the municipality is 2,618 as of 2017 and the population density is 87.8 / square kilometers. A small part of the municipality forms a border with Austria.

Triesen

Triesen

Triesen is the third largest of the Liechtenstein municipalities. It includes several historic churches dating from the 15th century. Triesen Vaduz is located between Triesenberg and Balzers. The area of the municipality is 26.4 square kilometers. The population of the municipality is 5,120 as of 2017 and the population density is 193.9 / square kilometers.

Balzers

Balzers

Balzers is a municipality in southern Liechtenstein. The main part of the Balzers is located on the east coast of the Rhine. The area of the municipality is 16.9 square kilometers. The population of the municipality is 4,587 as of 2017 and the population density is 271.4 / square kilometers.

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