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LIECHTENSTEIN – FACT SHEET

Official name of the country PRINCIPALITY OF LIECHTENSTEIN

Area 160.5 Sq. Kms

Forest Area 66 Sq. Kms (41%)

Length 24.8 km

Width 12.5 Km

National borders 76 Kmsof which 41.2 km are with Switzerland (Canton of St. Gallen 27 km, Canton of Graubünden 14.2 km) and 37 km with Austria (province of Vorarlberg).

Population About 36800 (2012)[including 33.6% foreigners, mainly Swiss, Austrian and German nationals]

Density 594 per Sq. mile.

Capital Vaduz

Municipalities 11

Languages : Standard German is the official language; the colloquial language is an Alemannic dialect.

Religion : 75.9% of the population are Roman Catholic and 7.0% are Protestant; 12.5% belong to other religions.

Currency : Swiss Franc 1 = Approx. Rs.64.10 (at Official rate of exchange – August 2013)

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

POLITICS :

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 : Mr. Adrian Haster, Prime Minister

Deputy Head of Government : Mr. Thomas Zwiefelhofer, Deputy Prime Minister

Minister of Foreign Affairs & Culture : Dr. Aurelia C.K. Frick

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.

ECONOMY:

GDP : CHF 5.3 billion (2010)

GDP per employed person : CHF 181780

Unemployment Rate : 2.5% (2011)

GNI : CHF 4.5 billion

Global Exports : US $ 3.92 billion

Global Imports : US $ 2.59 billion

India’s Exports (Direct) : CHF 9.965 million (2012)

India’s Imports (Direct) : CHF 38.4 million

Breakdown of economic sector : Industry and manufacturing trade: 39%; General services: 27%; Financial services: 27%; Agriculture and households: 7%.

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