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Today, a small story about a dwarf country in Central Europe. Liechtenstein borders Austria and Switzerland in the east to the west, its territory is completely surrounded by the territory of these states. The form of government - a constitutional monarchy. Capital - Vaduz.
Liechtenstein - a thriving industrial country with a developed financial services sector and a high standard of living. On February 2012 the GDP per capita was $ 141,000, which puts him in second place in the world after Qatar.
Next beautiful views of the mountains, alpine meadows, serenity and various facts about Liechtenstein.
principality area is only 160 square meters. km, it is 189 out of 194 countries in the world.
The Principality is located in the spurs of the Alps, the highest point - Mount Grauspitz, 2599 meters. About a quarter of the territory is covered with forests, in the mountains - subalpine and alpine meadows.
Along with Uzbekistan, the Principality is one of two countries to exit from the world's oceans where it is necessary to cross the two borders.
Those wishing to buy an apartment in these areas need to save something around € 300,000 on the house around € 1.5 million
The main branch of the economy - mining manufacturing industry: metalworking, precision engineering, optics, production of vacuum technology, electronic systems, microprocessors. Industry is based on an exact mechanical engineering and instrument making. Industry is almost entirely export-oriented. A significant place is occupied by the production of canned food and wine, textile, ceramic and pharmaceutical industry.
With the development of manufacturing and the growth of entrepreneurship manpower of Liechtenstein ceased to satisfy the demand for labor. In different areas of the economy employed approximately 324 000 people, with more than a third of them foreigners, every day they come to work in Austria, Switzerland and Germany.
Agriculture specializes mainly in grazing livestock. Also grow cereals, potatoes and vegetables. Traditionally developed winemaking. Foothills and lower mountain slopes are occupied by gardens and vineyards. quality wines produced from local grapes.
Principality renounced the armed forces in 1868.
A significant source of income and treasury is foreign tourism, as well as the issue of postage stamps.
Agriculture employs only about 2% of the population.
Police Liechtenstein has 120 employees.
Life expectancy: men - 76, 6 years, women - 83, 5 years.