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Official name of the country: The Principality of Liechtenstein

Area: 160 Sq. Kms

Wooded Area: 67 Sq. Kms (42%)

Length: 24.7 km

Width: 12.4 Km

National borders: 76 Kms of which 41.3 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 38747(2019) [including 334.2% 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.83.33

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: Dr. Daniel Risch, Prime Minister

Deputy Head of Government: Ms. Sabine Monauni, Deputy Prime Minister

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Education & Sport: Ms. Dominique Hasler

Parliament [Landtag]: 25 members elected for four years in universal, direct and secret elections. Distribution of seats 2021-2025 [Patriotic Union (VU) – 10 seats; Progressive Citizens’ Party (FBP) – 10 seats; Free List (FL) – 3 seats; Democrats for Liechtenstein (DpL) – 2 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 6.4 billion (2019; at current prices)

GDP per employed person : CHF 186,880(2019; at current prices)

Unemployment Rate : 1.6 % (2021) [1.2% - Liechtenstein Nationals, 2.4% - Foreign Nationals]

GNI : CHF 6.2 billion (2019)

Goods Exports (without Switzerland): CHF 2.821 billion (2020)

Goods Imports (without Switzerland): CHF 1.577 billion (2020)

Indias Exports:  USD 1.96 million (2021-22)

Indias Imports: USD 0.83 million (2021-22)

Breakdown of economic sector: Industry and manufacturing : 41.5%; General services: 33.3%; Financial services: 11.5%; Legal, tax advice, auditing: 9.4%;  Construction industry: 4.3%; 

Major Export destinations: United States, Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, Hong Kong, Japan, Spain

November 2022