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  • Principality of Liechtenstein
    Fürstentum Liechtenstein

    Political Status: Independent principality constituted in 1719; current constitution promulgated October 5, 1921; established diplomatic association with Switzerland in 1919 and customs and currency association in 1923.

    Area: 61.8 sq. mi. (160.475 sq. km).

    Population: 38,000 (2018E—World Bank); 38,547 (2018E—U.S. Census).

    Major Urban Centers (2016E—Government): VADUZ (5,407), Schaan (5,959).

    Official Language: German (Alemannic).

    Monetary Unit: Swiss Franc (market rate October 19, 2018: 0.99 franc = $1US).

    Sovereign: Prince HANS-ADAM von und zu Liechtenstein II; assumed the executive authority of the sovereign on August 26, 1984; acceded to the throne at the death of his father, Prince FRANZ JOSEF II, on November 13, 1989. (On August 15, 2004, Prince Hans-Adam turned over most day-to-day governmental responsibility to Hereditary Prince Alois.)

    Heir Apparent: Crown Prince ALOIS von und zu Liechtenstein.

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