When we talk about some of the best places to visit, Liechtenstein comes to the top because it can give you the pleasure you are looking for. We call happiness escaping the urban environment and spending time in a country full of real forts and grasslands similar to fairy-tale villages. Surrounded by Switzerland and Austria, many in the world don't know much about its beauty, including facts. So here we have 10 Liechtenstein facts, which will make a long story short.

It is the 6th smallest country in the world.

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In the list where the Vatican city is the smallest country in the world, Liechtenstein ranked at number six. In fact, Liechtenstein is the sixth smallest country in the world, which covers about 160 square kilometers, and the Liechtenstein population houses nearly 40000 people.


It is a double landlocked country.

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If you can identify Liechtenstein on a map, it's a double landlocked country. A double landlocked country means a country bordering only by landlocked countries. Surprisingly, Liechtenstein is the only double landlocked country in Europe. Even the neighboring countries don't have a shoreline, Liechtenstein is far away from the sea.


Liechtenstein hasn't a airport.

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Although Liechtenstein hasn't an airport, it can access by using the nearest country's airport. The nearest airport to Liechtenstein is Switzerland's St. Gallen-Altenrhein Airport, and it is lying nearly 53 km away from Vaduz. From Altenrhein, anyone can use the transportation ways of train or bus to enter the country of Liechtenstein.


Vaduz is the capital of Liechtenstein.

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Liechtenstein's economic center is Vaduz, which is also historically significant, as is where the royal family stayed in the early days. Vaduz is located near the Rhine River, which is described as different names by the bordering countries. Even when it was utterly destroyed in 1499, Liechtenstein capital could rebuild economically and reach development as it is located near the Rhine River. Rhine River is an effective transportation method to Liechtenstein and to the leading countries at that time, including Germany and France. 


Vaduz Castle can be known as the oldest castle in the country. 

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After coming to this place, you will wear your heart on your sleeve. Vaduz Castle is an impressive fortress perched on the lush grass. Later, its name became the name of the town that it is located. Vaduz Castle was built in the 16th century, and it can be known as the main thing that you must see when you are in the country's capital. Liechtenstein royal family lives in this castle. Vaduz Castle is located in Liechtenstein's capital, and it is said that Vaduz Castle was built to control the trading routes that run across the Alpine Pass. Starting from the Sargans in eastern Switzerland, Alpine Pass traverses the highlands of the Alps.


Women were granted the election powers too late.

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1 July 1984 is an excellent day for Liechtenstein women. Authorities granted Liechtenstein women voting powers and sit for the election. Before that date, Liechtenstein was the only country In Europe whose women had not the powers of voting for the election as well as sit for the election.


The country has only one hospital.

I don't know why, but it is one of the essential things anyone must know before visiting it. The only hospital country has is located in Liechtenstein capital, Vaduz. Even though they have only one hospital, their healthcare system is well-prepared and has a great healthcare history. It can be enough for the country. Universal healthcare hospital does not only serve their citizens, but also the citizen in bordering countries. The other thing that needs to mention when talking about Liechtenstein is that they haven't the WHO membership. As you might know, Liechtenstein is a small country, so with the small number of citizens, it is difficult to afford it. However, citizens are good in health and rare in having diseases.


There aren't many towns in the country of Liechtenstein.

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As it's not a large country, there aren't many towns in the country of Liechtenstein. Liechtenstein is divided into eleven small municipalities. Schaan, which is nearly 27 square kilometers in size and lies nearly 16 kilometers away from its capital, is Liechtenstein's largest municipality.


Crime is rare, and it is good.

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Liechtenstein records a less crime. So the number of police officers in the whole country is a few times less than in other countries. There were times when there were less than 100 officers on duty in the whole country. There are several prisons in the country, and prisoners are very rare. The prisoners who are serving more than 2 years are imprisoned in the prisons in Austria and Switzerland.

Vorder Grauspitz is the highest point in the country.

Grauspitz is the highest mountain in the country at an elevation of nearly 2600 m. The mountain is located in Triesen, the third largest municipality in the country, quiet as a lamb. Besides Grauspitz, which is not very suitable for climbing, there are 10 mountains and volcanoes in the country.


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