Liechtenstein is a German-speaking micro state that’s wedged between Austria and Switzerland.
At less than 62 square miles, Liechtenstein is the world’s sixth-smallest independent country by total land area.
It’s also one of only two-doubly landlocked countries in the world, meaning that it’s landlocked, and surrounded by countries that are also landlocked. The only other one is Uzbekistan.
The micro state is a constitutional monarchy and has been ruled by Liechtenstein’s Prince Hans-Adam II since 1989. He lives in Vaduz castle, which overlooks the capital city of Vaduz, after which it is named.
Despite its small size, the country boasts a diverse topography, from rugged alpine peaks to arable lowlands that border the Rhine River.
Story and editing by Ben Nigh
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