Geography. The eastern two-thirds of the country is composed of the rugged foothills of the Rhätikon Mountains, part of the central Alps. The highest peak is Grauspitz, which rises to 8,527 feet (2,599 metres), and much of the principality is at an elevation above 6,000 feet (1,800 metres).
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is Liechtenstein a beautiful country?
Liechtenstein is nestled in between Switzerland and Austria and is steeped in history, culture and dramatic scenery. Stunning castles, historic sites, royal heritage and pristine nature await those visiting this Alpine state.
What is special about Liechtenstein?
Home to about 38,000 people, it's the fourth-smallest and the second-least-visited country in Europe. With an area of only 62 square miles, it's nearly eight times smaller than the city of Los Angeles. It has virtually zero national debt, and the per capita GDP is the second-highest in the world.
What is Liechtenstein best known for?
The most famous historical sites are Vaduz Castle, Gutenberg Castle, the Red House and the ruins of Schellenberg. The Private Art Collection of the Prince of Liechtenstein, one of the world's leading private art collections, is shown at the Liechtenstein Museum in Vienna.
What shape is Liechtenstein?
triangularLiechtenstein, roughly triangular in shape, is a landlocked country situated in the Rhine River Valley.
Where is Liechtenstein located in the Rhine Valley?
( Learn how and when to remove this template message) The principality of Liechtenstein encompasses most of the eastern half of the Rhine Valley, wedged between Austria and Switzerland. The majority of the country's population is found in the western half along the Rhine River.
How big of an area does Liechtenstein have?
Liechtenstein covers a total area of 160 sq. km (62 sq mi) in Central Europe. It is a doubly landlocked country as it is surrounded by all landlocked countries.
Where is the border between Switzerland and Liechtenstein?
The Rhine: border between Liechtenstein and Switzerland (view towards the Swiss Alps) Liechtenstein is situated in the Upper Rhine valley of the European Alps and is bordered to the east by Austria, and to the south and west by Switzerland.
Which is part of the Alps does Liechtenstein lie in?
Liechtenstein lies entirely in the Rhaetikon and is thus - depending on the classification of the Alps - assigned to the Eastern Alps (two-part division of the Alps) or the Central Alps (three-part division of the Alps).