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Liechtenstein has The official full name is the Principality of Liechtenstein, located in Western Europe, close to the border of Switzerland and Austria. This tiny land is the second least visited place in Europe when in 2018 only attracted about 85,000 visitors. Although not too famous, well known by international friends, Liechtenstein the richest and has a lot of interesting things.
first. Liechtenstein is the 6th smallest country in the world
Although it only has a super small area of about 160km2, it is only about 1/8 of the city of Los . Angeles of America, Liechtenstein is still only the 4th smallest country in Europe. It is still bigger than the other 3 tiny kingdoms, Vatican, Monaco and San Marino. As for the whole world, Liechtenstein is the 6th smallest recognized country. Liechtenstein is also a landlocked country, located entirely inland.
2. Liechtenstein has only about 38,000 inhabitants
The current population of this European Principality is close to 38,000 inhabitants. The population density of Liechtenstein is also quite low, only 227 people/km2. Similar to area, in terms of population, this is also the 6th least populous country in the world. The largest city is the capital Vaduz with only 5,400 inhabitants.
3. Liechtenstein is the richest country on the planet by GDP per capita
For many years in a row, Liechtenstein is always in the top 5 countries with the highest GDP per capita in the world. In 2020, the kingdom held the championship with an average income of 180.227 USD (about 4.2 billion VND), 7 times higher than the average global GDP.
Besides that, Liechtenstein is so rich that it has almost no foreign debt. The unemployment rate of the people of this beautiful country is also super low, only 1.5%. In 2016, there were only 406 citizens Liechtenstein is unemployed, including women on maternity leave. The prosperity of this micro-nation largely comes from financial banking services.
4. Royal Liechtenstein is Europe’s richest man
Although much less famous, in terms of wealth, it is difficult for any royal in Europe to match the royal family. Liechtenstein. The current head of the monarchy in this country is His Royal Highness Hans-Adam. Unlike other constitutional monarchies, the royal family’s assets are mostly managed by the government and have many constraints, the family’s fortune is nearly 5 billion USD. Liechtenstein royalty is purely private property. ‘s personal property Prince Hans-Adam is about 10 times more numerous than Queen Elizabeth II.
The royal family is the owner of the Bank LGT – the largest bank in the country with total assets of about $41.9 billion. Royal family members also receive great trust and love from the people. Every year on August 15th and National Day, His Royal Highness Liechtenstein invites all residents to their castles to party and drink.
5. Liechtenstein has no army
Liechtenstein is the rare country in the world that has complete independence without an army. The armed forces protecting security here are only the National Police (NPF) with a mere 125 people (including 90 officers and 35 civilian support staff). However, the crime rate in this tiny country is still very low.
Due to its small size, the Principality also does not have an airport and does not have any embassies. To get to Liechtenstein, people will have to fly to the airport in neighboring Switzerland and then go overland.
6. Liechtenstein is the “kingdom of false teeth”
As small as a normal city district, Liechtenstein is the largest manufacturer of dentures in the world. It provides about 20% of global denture production. This industry is developed by a company called Ivoclar Vivadent, located in the province of Schaan. Every year, the enterprise produces about 60 million dentures for export around the world.
Source: Business Insider
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