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Liechtenstein Geography 2019

SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Liechtenstein Geography 2019
SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 08, 2019

Location:
Central Europe, between Austria and Switzerland

Geographic coordinates:
47 16 N, 9 32 E

Map references:
Europe

Area:
total: 160 sq km
[see also: Area - total country ranks ]
land: 160 sq km
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
water: 0 sq km
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 219

Area - comparative:
about 0.9 times the size of Washington, DC

Land boundaries:
total: 75 km
[see also: Land boundaries - total country ranks ]
border countries (2): Austria 34 km, Switzerland 41 km

Coastline:
0 km (doubly landlocked)
[see also: Coastline country ranks ]

Maritime claims:
none (landlocked)

Climate:
continental; cold, cloudy winters with frequent snow or rain; cool to moderately warm, cloudy, humid summers

Terrain:
mostly mountainous (Alps) with Rhine Valley in western third

Elevation:
430 m lowest point: Ruggeller Riet
2599 highest point: Vorder-Grauspitz

Natural resources:
hydroelectric potential, arable land

Land use:
agricultural land: 37.6% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - agricultural land country ranks ]
arable land: 18.8% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - arable land country ranks ]
permanent crops: 0% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - permanent crops country ranks ]
permanent pasture: 18.8% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - permanent pasture country ranks ]
forest: 43.1% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - forest country ranks ]
other: 19.3% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - other country ranks ]

Irrigated land:
0 sq km (2012)
[see also: Irrigated land country ranks ]

Population distribution:
most of the population is found in the western half of the country along the Rhine River

Natural hazards:
avalanches, landslides

Environment - current issues:
some air pollution generated locally, some transfered from surrounding countries

Environment - international agreements:
party to: Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants, Air Pollution-Sulfur 85, Air Pollution-Sulfur 94, Air Pollution-Volatile Organic Compounds, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Ozone Layer Protection, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: Law of the Sea

Geography - note:
along with Uzbekistan, one of only two doubly landlocked countries in the world; variety of microclimatic variations based on elevation


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Liechtenstein on this page is re-published from the 2019 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Liechtenstein Geography 2019 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Liechtenstein Geography 2019 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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