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The Principality of Liechtenstein was established within the Holy Roman Empire in 1719. Occupied by both French and Russian troops during the Napoleonic Wars, it became a sovereign state in 1806 and joined the Germanic Confederation in 1815. Liechtenstein became fully independent in 1866 when the Confederation dissolved. Until the end of World War I, it was closely tied to Austria, but the economic devastation caused by that conflict forced Liechtenstein to enter into a customs and monetary union with Switzerland. Since World War II (in which Liechtenstein remained neutral), the country’s low taxes have spurred outstanding economic growth. In 2000, shortcomings in banking regulatory oversight resulted in concerns about the use of financial institutions for money laundering. However, Liechtenstein implemented anti-money laundering legislation and a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty with the US that went into effect in 2003.

🇱🇮 Liechtenstein Tourism Information…

Liechtenstein
www.tourismus.li/en
🇱🇮 The Best of Liechtenstein…
  • Burg Gutenburg-Balzers
  • Malbun Ski Area
  • Vaduz National Museum
    Main Square
    Vaduz Castle

🇱🇮 Liechtenstein Country Information…

Capital:

Vaduz

Largest City:

Schaan

Government:

Unitary parliamentary constitutional principality

Currency:

Swiss franc (CHF)

Area:

160 km2 -ranked 219th

Climate:

Temperate; humid and overcast; mild, windy winters and cool summers

Population:

37,937 (July 2016 est.) ranked 214th

Language:

German 94.5% (official) (Alemannic is the main dialect), Italian 1.1%, other 4.3% (2010 est.)

Ethnic Groups:

Liechtensteiner 66.3%, other 33.7% (2013 est.)

Religion:

Roman Catholic (official) 75.9%, Protestant Reformed 6.5%, Muslim 5.4%, Lutheran 1.3%, other 2.9%, none 5.4%, unspecified 2.6% (2010 est.)

Electricity:

230V, 50Hz (European plug)

Telephone Code:

+423

Local Emergency Phone Number:

112

Internet TLD:

.li

Time Zone:

CET (UTC+1)

Road Driving Side:

Right

Anthem:

Oben am jungen Rhein “Up on the Young Rhine”

Motto:

Für Gott, Fürst und Vaterland “For God, Prince, and Fatherland”

Prince:

Hans-Adam II

Prime Minister:

Adrian Hasler

🇱🇮 Holidays and Observances in Liechtenstein in 2021
Date NameType
Jan 1FridayNew Year’s DayNational holiday
Jan 2SaturdayBerchtold DayBank holiday
Jan 6WednesdayEpiphanyNational holiday
Feb 2TuesdayCandlemasNational holiday
Feb 16TuesdayCarnival/Shrove TuesdayBank holiday
Mar 19FridaySt Joseph’s DayNational holiday
Mar 20SaturdayMarch EquinoxSeason
Mar 28SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time
Apr 2FridayGood FridayBank holiday
Apr 4SundayEaster SundayObservance
Apr 5MondayEaster MondayNational holiday
May 1SaturdayLabour Day/May DayNational holiday
May 13ThursdayAscension DayNational holiday
May 23SundayWhit SundayObservance
May 24MondayWhit MondayNational holiday
Jun 3ThursdayCorpus ChristiNational holiday
Jun 21MondayJune SolsticeSeason
Aug 15SundayLiechtenstein National DayNational holiday
Sep 8WednesdayNativity of Our LadyNational holiday
Sep 22WednesdaySeptember EquinoxSeason
Oct 31SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time
Nov 1MondayAll Saints’ DayNational holiday
Dec 8WednesdayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionNational holiday
Dec 21TuesdayDecember SolsticeSeason
Dec 24FridayChristmas EveBank holiday
Dec 25SaturdayChristmas DayNational holiday
Dec 26SundaySt Stephen’s DayNational holiday
Dec 31FridayNew Year’s EveBank holiday