Liechtenstein

[ lik-tuhn-stahyn; German likh-tuhn-shtahyn ]
/ ˈlɪk tənˌstaɪn; German ˈlɪx tənˌʃtaɪn /

noun

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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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH Liechtenstein

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British Dictionary definitions for Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein
/ (ˈlɪktənˌstaɪn, German ˈlɪçtənʃtain) /

noun

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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Cultural definitions for Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein

(lik-tuhn-steyen, likh-tuhn-shteyen) Constitutional monarchy in west-central Europe, located in the Alps between Austria and Switzerland. Its capital and largest city is Vaduz.

notes for Liechtenstein

Not quite as large as Washington, D.C., Liechtenstein is one of the smallest European countries.
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