[lik-tuh n-stahyn; German likh-tuh n-shtahyn]
- a small principality in central Europe between Austria and Switzerland: economically linked with Switzerland. 65 sq. mi. (168 sq. km). Capital: Vaduz.
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Liechtenstein accepted them subject to his sovereign's approval.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte
William Milligan Sloane
Another replica is in the collection of Prince Liechtenstein in Vienna.Chardin
Paul G. Konody
In 1803 Liechtenstein noted the cairn-worship, and was told that a renowned Hottentot doctor of old times rested under the cairn.Custom and Myth
The splendid portrait of the man with the sword at the Liechtenstein gallery was sold in 1800 for 4, 5s.
The Schwarza was frozen, the castle of Liechtenstein was gray against a white world.The Street of Seven Stars
Mary Roberts Rinehart
- a small mountainous principality in central Europe on the Rhine: formed in 1719 by the uniting of the lordships of Schellenburg and Vaduz, which had been purchased by the Austrian family of Liechtenstein; customs union formed with Switzerland in 1924. Official language: German. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: Swiss franc. Capital: Vaduz. Pop: 37 009 (2003 est). Area: 160 sq km (62 sq miles)
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Not quite as large as Washington, D.C., Liechtenstein is one of the smallest European countries.
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