Liechtenstein - Encyclopedia Information
Official name Principality of Liechtenstein
Formation 1719 / 1719
Population 35,236 / 568 people per sq mile (220 people per sq km)
Total area 62 sq. miles (160 sq. km)
Languages German*, Alemannish dialect, Italian
Religions Roman Catholic 79%, Other 13%, Protestant 8%
Ethnic mix Liechtensteiner 66%, Other 12%, Swiss 10%, Austrian 6%, German 3%, Italian 3%
Government Parliamentary system
Currency Swiss franc = 100 rappen/centimes
Literacy rate 99%
Calorie consumption Not available
Liechtenstein is a tiny principality sandwiched between Germany and Switzerland. A lot of Britons couldn’t easily find it on a map, so perhaps it’s not surprising that, as far as I know, we’ve never invaded it.
In the First Word War, because of Liechtenstein’s extremely close relationship with Austria, we weren’t quite sure what to do about it. So in the end we decided that while we weren’t actually at war with it, we were going to apply an economic embargo on it anyway.