Liechtenstein

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Liechtenstein on World Map

Continent – Europe

Region – Central Europe

Size – 160 km²

Geography – mostly mountainous

Language – German (official), Alemannic, Italian

Religion – Roman Catholic (official) 75.9%, Protestant 6.5%, Muslim  5.4%, None 5.4%, Other 6.8%

Monetary Unit – Swiss franc

     Natural Resources – hydroelectric potential, arable land

Agriculture – wheat, barley, corn, potatoes; livestock, dairy products

Industry – electronics, metal manufacturing, dental products, ceramics, pharmaceuticals, food products, precision instruments, tourism, optical instruments

Map of Liechtenstein

Neighbouring Countries – Austria, Switzerland

Population –  37,313 (2014 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – 0.82%

Average Life Expectancy – 81.68

Capital City – Vaduz (5,000)

Highest Mountain – Vorder-Grauspitz (2,599m)

Longest River – Rhine (1,233 in France, Austria, Liechtenstein, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland)

Climate – Continental – cold winters – -2°C to 12°C and warm summers 14°C to 24°C

Yearly Rainfall – 120 cm (approx)

Plant Life – conifers, red beech, sycamore, maple, alder, larch, gentian, alpine rose, edelweiss, orchids

Animal Life – deer, fox, badger, and chamois

Bird Life – 120 species including ravens and eagles

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Liechtenstein. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/liechtenstein.htm. Last accessed Monday, July 18, 2016

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