At a glance


Liechtenstein and its environs with the Rhine as natural border towards Switzerland (in the foreground) and with Austria (in the background)
Surface area

160 km2

Size

  • 24.8 km long
  • 12.4 km wide

National borders
78 km

Bordering countries
Switzerland, Austria

Inhabitants
36.000

Municipalities
11

Capital
Vaduz

National day
August 15

National language
German 

Currency 
Swiss Franc (CHF)

System of government 
Constitutional, hereditary monarchy based 
upon democratic and parliamentary principles

Head of state 
H.S.H. Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein

Climate

  • Mild climate, influenced by the south wind (Föhn)
  • Average annual temperature: 10.6 degrees
  • Average sunshine hours: 1.600
  • Maximum temperatures: in July and August
  • Minimum temperatures: from December to February

Topography

  • Highest point: Grauspitz, 2.599 m
  • Lowest point: Ruggeller Riet, 430 m
Liechtenstein and its environs with the Rhine as natural border towards Switzerland (in the foreground) and with Austria (in the background)