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Liechtenstein Facts

On August 22, the national holiday of Liechtenstein, all of the country's subjects are invited to the house of the head of state, Prince Hans-Adam II, for a party. (source)

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Liechtenstein is the smallest country in the world bordered by at least two countries on land. (source)

Liechtenstein is the world's largest producer of sausage casings, false teeth and potassium storage units.

The country of Liechtenstein has twice as many registered corporations as it does citizens.

Even though Liechtenstein is already the world's sixth-smallest country, with an area of only 62 square miles, its constitution specifies that any community may secede by a majority vote.

There are only two double-landlocked countries in the world, countries surrounded entirely by other landlocked countries. They are Uzbekistan (which is surrounded by Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikstan, and Afghanistan) and Liechtenstein (which is surrounded by Switzerland and Austria). (source)

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In most countries in the world, the power of hereditary monarchies is on the decline. An exception is the tiny Principality of Liechtenstein. In 2003 voters approved a new constitution continuing the Prince's power to veto any law, dissolve parliament and call elections and permitting the Prince to dismiss any minister or the government. Prince Hans-Adam II threatened to move to Austria if the new constitution did not pass.

Pharaoh Pepi II of Egypt, who reigned from around 2294 B.C. to about 2220 B.C., had the longest known reign of any monarch (74 years). Other long-reigning monarchs are: King Alfonso I of Portugal (1112–1185, 73 years), King Louis XIV of France (1643–1715, 72 years), and Prince John II of Liechtenstein (1858–1929, 71 years). (source)

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