The Principality of Liechtenstein's national flag consists of two horizontal bands, one blue and one red, with a gold crown in the canton. The flag has been in use since 1764, and it was officially designated as the national flag in 1921. To avoid confusion with other countries' flags, the crown was added to the flag in 1937.
This was done after the country found that their flag was identical to Haiti's civil flag, which had been used in the previous year's Summer Olympics. The crown was added to distinguish the two flags and make it distinctive to Liechtenstein. This flag represents the people's oneness with the prince, who is the head of state.
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Liechtenstein, officially the Principality of Liechtenstein (German: Fürstentum Liechtenstein), is a doubly landlocked German-speaking microstate in Western Europe. The principality is a constitutional monarchy headed by the Prince of Liechtenstein.
Liechtenstein is bordered by Switzerland to the west and south and Austria to the east and north. It is Europe's fourth smallest country by area, after Vatican City, Monaco and San Marino. Its capital is Vaduz, and its largest city is Schaan. The official language is German, although High German is spoken in the country's schools and government.
Liechtenstein has been a member of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) since 1991. The country has a customs union and a monetary union with Switzerland. It is a member of the United Nations, the Council of Europe, and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The World Factbook ranks Liechtenstein as having the highest gross domestic product per person in the world when adjusted by purchasing power parity.
Liechtenstein is the smallest country to have a railway system.
Liechtenstein is divided into 11 municipalities, most consisting of only a single town. One of these municipalities, Schaan, is the largest town in the country with a population of just over 5,000 people.
Liechtenstein is located in the Upper Rhine valley of the European Alps and is bordered by Switzerland to the west and south and Austria to the east and north. The country has a total area of just over 160 square kilometers, making it the fourth smallest country in Europe.
The landscape of Liechtenstein is characterized by the mountainous terrain of the Alps, with peaks reaching heights of over 2,500 meters. The country has a continental climate, with cold winters and warm summers.
The population of Liechtenstein is just over 38,000 people, making it one of the smallest countries in Europe in terms of population. The majority of the population speaks German as their first language, and the country has a high level of linguistic homogeneity.
Liechtenstein has a constitutional monarchy with the Prince of Liechtenstein as the head of state. The country has a parliament consisting of a unicameral Landtag, or parliament, with 25 members elected every four years. The government is led by the Prime Minister, who is appointed by the Prince.
The economy of Liechtenstein is primarily based on the service sector, with a strong focus on financial services and tourism. The country has a highly developed and industrialized economy, and ranks as one of the wealthiest countries in the world in terms of gross domestic product per capita.
Liechtenstein is a member of the European Free Trade Association and has a customs union and a monetary union with Switzerland. The country is also a member of the United Nations, the Council of Europe, and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
|Country codes||LI, LIE (ISO 3166-1)|
|Official name||Principality of Liechtenstein|
|Religion||83.2% Christianity, 7.0% No religion, 5.9% Islam, 3.9% Others|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET) • Summer (DST) • UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Member of||United Nations|
|Population density||238 per Km2 (617 people per mi2)|
|Urban Population||14.6 % of the population is urban (5,571 people in 2020)|
|Total area||The total land area is 160 Km2 (62 sq. miles)|
|Highest point||Grauspitz (2 599 m, 8 527 ft)|
|Lowest point||Rhine (430 m, 1 411 ft)|
|GDP per capita||$ 157,755 (World Bank, 2021)|
|Currency||Swiss franc (Fr, CHF)|
|Internet TLD||.li (click here to find and register domain name)|
|Country Wikipedia Page||Liechtenstein Wikipedia Page|
Main Cities by Population in Liechtenstein