Thursday, 18 May 2000

Liechtenstein - Country Bio


Current Monarch: Prince Hans-Adam II (1989 - Present)
  • Hans-Adam's son Hereditary Prince Alois has been regent since 2004
Last 3 Monarchs:
  • Prince Johann II (1858 - 1929)
  • Prince Franz I (1929 - 1938)
  • Prince Franz Joseph II (1938-1989)
Line of Succession: Women are not included in the Line of Succession
  • Hereditary Prince Alois (b. 1968)
    • Prince Joseph Wenzel (b. 1995)
    • Prince Georg (b. 1999)
    • Prince Nikolaus (b. 2000)
  • Prince Maximilian (b. 1969)
    • Prince Alfons (b. 2001)
  • Prince Constantin (b. 1972)
    • Prince Moritz (b. 2003)
    • Prince Benedikt (b. 2008)
Annual Royal Events:
  •  National Day (August 15th)

Notable Royal Residences:
  • Vaduz Castle 
  • Stadtpalais Liechtenstein (City Palace) 

Royal Website: http://www.fuerstenhaus.li/en


Type of Government: Constitutional Monarchy

Head of State: Prince Hans-Adam II / Hereditary Prince Alois as regent

Head of Government: Adrian Hasler (Prime Minister)

Member of the European Union: No

Member of United Nations: Yes, since 1990

Religion:
  • Christian 
    • Roman Catholic 79%
    • Protestant 9%
  •  Muslim 5%
Capital: Vaduz

Population: 37,340

Language: German

English Speakers: -

National Anthem: -

(In German)

Oben am jungen Rhein
Lehnet sich Liechtenstein
An Alpenhöh'n.
Dies liebe Heimatland,
Das teure Vaterland
Hat Gottes weise Hand
Für uns erseh'n.

Hoch lebe Liechtenstein,
Blühend am jungen Rhein,
Glücklich und treu.
Hoch leb' der Fürst vom Land,
Hoch unser Vaterland,
Durch Bruderliebe Band
Vereint und frei.

(In English)

Up above the young Rhine
Lies Liechtenstein, resting
On Alpine heights.
This beloved homeland,
This dear fatherland
Was chosen for us

By God's wise hand.

Long live Liechtenstein,
Blossoming on the young Rhine,
Fortunate and faithful!
Long live the Prince of the Land,
Long live our fatherland,
Through bonds of brotherly love

United and free!

Flag: 
At the 1939 Olympics Liechtenstein discovered that their flag was identical to the Haiti Flag, prompting Liechtenstein to add a crown to the flag.


Map:

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