Liechtenstein Guide

Liechtenstein Guide

Country data

Location: Central Europe

Time zone: CET

Total area: 160 km²

Land area: 160 km²

Water area: 0 km²

Length of the state border: 76 km

Bordering countries:
Austria: 35 km
Switzerland: 41 km

Coastline: 0 km

Capital: Vaduz

Municipalities: 11
Balzers, Eschen, Gamprin, Mauren, Planken, Ruggell, Schaan, Schellenberg, Triesen, Triesenberg, Vaduz

Electric current: 220 V / 50 Hz

Telephone code: 00 423 (Source: Allcitycodes)

Highest point: Grauspitz 2,599 m


Population: approx. 37,000 residents (Countryaah, 2021)

Population growth: 0.8% per year

Population density (residents per km²): 231

Life expectancy: 80 (male), 84 (female)

Official language: German


  • 76% Roman Catholic
  • 7% Protestants
  • 5% Muslim
  • 12% other


In summer the temperature is around 27 ° C and in winter around 5 ° C.

Most of the rain falls during the summer. There is fog especially in the valleys in the morning hours.


Currency / finance

Currency unit: Swiss franc (CHF)

Division: 1 franc = 100 cents

ATMs: credit card / EC card and pin number

International credit cards: These are accepted by many hotels and shops.

Regulations: Foreign and national currencies can be imported and exported in unlimited amounts.

Customs regulations

The following may be carried duty-free:

  • 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 g of tobacco
  • 1 liter of alcoholic beverages (max. 15% alcohol volume)
  • small amounts of perfume

(Information applies to people aged 18 and over)

Tourists and people in transit can bring items of personal use with them duty-free.

Travel advice

There is currently no country-specific security notice for the Principality of Liechtenstein.


Liechtenstein is particularly known for its low taxes and strict banking secrecy. For this reason, many companies have settled here.

The unemployment rate in the country is very low.

Industries: chemistry, electronics, finance, food production, mechanical engineering, metal processing, pharmaceuticals, precision equipment manufacturing, textiles, tourism

Natural resources: farmland

Land use:

  • Usable land: 24%
  • Grain cultivation: 0%
  • Pasture area: 16%
  • Forests: 35%
  • other: 25%
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