Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Principality of LIECHTENSTEIN

The Principality of Liechtenstein is a tiny little country in the middle of the Alps that if you're not concentrated you can easily miss when driving. I've passed by some years ago when visiting Switzerland and to be honest I don't have much memories of that country (except the mountain landscape and the Vaduz Castle). Thank you very much Steffi for sending me this card, my first picturing Liechtenstein (even if sent from Germany it's always nice to add a new Tab to my blog). This postcard took 3 days to arrive!

Liechtenstein is a doubly landlocked alpine country in Central Europe, bordered by Switzerland to the west and south and by Austria to the east and north. Its area is just over 160 square km, and it has an estimated population of 35,000. Its capital is Vaduz and the biggest town is Schaan. Liechtenstein has the highest gross domestic product per person in the world when adjusted by purchasing power parity and has the world's lowest external debt. Liechtenstein also has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the world at 1.5%. It is known as a principality as it is a constitutional monarchy headed by a prince.


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