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Capital: Vaduz

Size: 60 sq m Popn: 28 000

This tiny independent territory is situated on the Austrian-Swiss border. It became a sovereign state in 1342 and its boundaries have not changed since 1434. The name 'Liechtenstein' was adopted in 1719. It was represented abroad first by Austria, then Switzerland, with whom it formed a customs union in 1923, from 1919-90. The income per capita is greater than that of the USA. Liechtenstein joined the UN in September 1990 and EFTA in May 1991.


Frick Lies  


Franz Joseph II 1938-89    
Hans Adam 1989-    

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