[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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- a native or inhabitant of Liechtenstein
- of or relating to Liechtenstein or its inhabitants
- 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)
Not quite as large as Washington, D.C., Liechtenstein is one of the smallest European countries.
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