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Full country name: Principality of Liechtenstein
Area: 160 sq km
Population: 34,761 (July 2010 est.)
Capital City: Vaduz
Language: German (official), Alemannic dialect
Religion: Roman Catholic 76.2%, Protestant 7%, unknown 10.6%, other 6.2%
Government: Constitutional monarchy
Time Zone: UTC+1
Dialing Code: 423
Electricity: 230 V 50 Hz
Weights & measures: Metric
Currency: Swiss franc (CHF)

Money & Costs:
Average yearly salary: USD 122,100

Budget: USD10-30
Mid-range: USD30-60
High: USD80+
Budget: USD18-44
Mid-range: USD50-96
High: USD150+

Geography: The Principality of Liechtenstein is located in Western Europe bordered by Switzerland and Austria. The country is an alpine microstate with only 35,000 inhabitants, and the sixth smallest independent nation in the world. Liechtenstein's terrain is divided into two sections: the Rhone Valley and the Alpine part. The Western and Eastern Alps collide in the middle of country.

Climate: Liechtenstein has a temperate, alpine climate, which is characterized by warm, but wet summers, and mild to cold winters. Temperatures rarely fall below -15 C in the winter season, and the average summer temperature ranges between 20-28 C. Snow covers the country from about late December till March.

Recommended clothing: Light- to mediumweight clothing is recommended for summer, whereas warm clothes should be worn in winter. Waterproof clothes are advised throughout the year.

Food & Drink: Liechtenstein's cuisine is a mixture of Swiss and Austrian influences, and local traditions. Local dishes, usually prepared and eaten at home, are now beginning to appear in the restaurant menus as well. The national dishes of Liechtenstein include: Käseknöpfle (small dumplings with cheese, ham or bacon), Hafalaab (a meal made from wheat flour and cornmeal dumplings, with smoked bacon or ham in a broth), smoked pork and sauerkraut stews, various schnitzels, vegetable fondues, a number of marvelous deserts, and etc. A national drink would probably be Vaduzer (red wine). Tap water in Liechtenstein is considered safe to drink.

Health: There are no special health requirements when entering Liechtenstein. Health care quality is very high in Liechtenstein, however, it is expensive. European travelers, in hold of the European Health Insurance (EHIC) can expect free or cost-reduced treatment. All other nationals are also advised to have a travel insurance.

Public Holidays:
Jan 1 New Year's Day
Jan 6 Epiphany
Feb 2 Candlemas
Mar 19 Feast of St Joseph
Apr 5 Easter Monday
May 1 Labour Day
May 13 Ascension
May 24 Whit Monday
Jun 3 Corpus Christi
Aug 15 Assumption
Sep 8 Nativity of Our Lady
Nov 1 All Saints' Day
Dec 8 Immaculate Conception
Dec 25 Christmas Day
Dec 26 St Stephen's Day

Disclaimer: The above information is for reference purposes only. The content of this page is not intended to substitute for advice given by the user's own government travel departments or a licensed travel health advisor. The viewer/user of this web page should always contact the user's own government representatives in that area for the most up-to-date information at that time, before making a final decision to travel to that country or destination.

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