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The Principality of Liechtenstein - Fact Sheet

Official name of the country: The Principality of Liechtenstein
Area: 160 Sq. Kms
Wooded Area: 67 Sq. Kms (42%)
Length: 24.8 km
Width: 12.4 Km
National borders: 76 Kms of which 41.2 km are with Switzerland (Canton of St. Gallen 27 km, Canton of Graubünden 14.2 km) and 36.7 km with Austria (Federal State of Vorarlberg).
Population: About 38111 (2017) [including 33.8% foreigners, mainly Swiss, Austrian, Italian and German nationals]
Density: 236 per Sq. km. (2016)
Capital: Vaduz
Municipalities: 11
Languages: Standard German is the official language; the colloquial language is an Alemannic dialect.
Religion (2000 census): 75.9% of the population are Roman Catholic and 8.5% are Protestant; Muslims are 5.4%; 10.2% belong to others.
Currency: Swiss Franc 1 = Approx. Rs.69.25
Visa: Indian nationals require Schengen visa to visit Liechtenstein.
Time: GMT + 1 Hour (4.30 hours behind IST) in winter (October-March), GMT + 2 hours (3.30 hours behind IST) in summer (April-September).
National Day: August 15

Type of Government : Hereditary Constitutional Monarchy based on Parliamentary basis.
Head of State : HSH Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein. On 15 August 2004, Prince Hans-Adam II entrusted Hereditary Prince Alois to exercise his sovereign powers as his representative.
Head of Government : Mr. Adrian Hasler, Prime Minister
Deputy Head of Government : Dr. Daniel Risch, Deputy Prime Minister
Minister of Foreign Affairs & Culture : Dr. Aurelia C.K. Frick
Parliament [Landtag]: 25 members elected for four years in universal, direct and  secret elections. Distribution of seats 2017–2021 [Progressive Citizens’ Party (FBP) – 9 seats; Patriotic Union (VU) – 8 seats; The Independents (DU) – 5 Seats; Free List (FL) – 3 ]seats
Membership of International Organisations : United Nations (UN), Council of Europe, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), European Free Trade Association (EFTA), European Economic Area (EEA), World Trade Organization (WTO) and Schengen Visa Regime.

GDP : CHF 6.1 billion (2014; at current prices)
GDP per employed person : CHF 196820 (2014; at current prices)
Unemployment Rate : 2.1% (2016)
GNI : CHF 5 billion
Goods Exports (without Switzerland): US $ 3.35 billion (2016)
Goods Imports (without Switzerland): US $ 1.98 billion (2016)
Indias Exports: US$ 2.8 million (2017-18)
Indias Imports: US$ 1.6 million (2017-18)
Breakdown of economic sector: Industry and manufacturing trade: 39%; General services: 27%; Financial services: 27%; Agriculture and households: 7%.
Major Export destinations : United States, Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, Hong Kong, Japan, Spain

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January 2019