FLAG & LOCATION
Liechtenstein, officially the Principality of Liechtenstein, is boarded by Switzerland to the west and south and Austria to the east and north, and it is the fourth smallest state in Europe; together with Uzbekistan it is the only country in the world doubly landlocked without ending on the sea. His capital is Vaduz. Even though the country doesn’t boarder with Germany, it has always been freely reachable in a direct way, through international navigation on the Rhine river. It is therefore not in a lack of mountains, Grauspitz being the highest point (2.599 m). In winter, the mountain slopes are well suited to winter sports.
Liechtenstein’s residential population is almost made of a third of strangers, mainly Swiss, Austrians, Germans, Italians and Turkish.
Liechtenstein became part of the European Union in 1990.
Liechtenstein is characterized by local living traditions, and external cultural influences, which notably consist of a cultural life extremely diverse. Concerts, theaters, ballets, cabarets, museums, galleries and ateliers, make it a major place of interest for whoever is interested in culture and arts. A real emblem is the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, an international museum of modern and contemporary art, builded by the swiss architect Morger, Degelo and Kerez, museum completed in 2000.
The principality hosted hosted two edition of Olympic Games of the European small states in 1999 as well as in 2011. On the overall of the 16 editions, they’re placed third on the chart and they possess, 812 medals (260 golds, 283 silver and 269 bronze).