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    Liechtenstein Geography 1997

      Location Central Europe, between Austria and Switzerland

      Geographic coordinates 47 10 N, 9 32 E

      Map references Europe

      total : 160 sq km
      land: 160 sq km
      water: 0 sq km

      Area - comparative about 0.9 times the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries
      total: 78 km
      border countries: Austria 37 km, Switzerland 41 km

      Coastline 0 km (landlocked)

      Maritime claims none (landlocked)

      Climate continental; cold, cloudy winters with frequent snow or rain; cool tomoderately warm, cloudy, humid summers

      Terrain mostly mountainous (Alps) with Rhine Valley in western third

      Elevation extremes
      lowest point: Ruggleller Riet 430 m
      highest point: Grauspitz 2,599 m

      Natural resources hydroelectric potential

      Land use
      arable land : 25%
      permanent crops: 0%
      permanent pastures: 38%
      forests and woodland: 19%
      other: 18% (1993 est.)

      Irrigated land NA sq km

      Natural hazards NA

      Environment - current issues NA

      Environment - international agreements
      party to : Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Air Pollution-Sulphur85, Air Pollution-Volatile Organic Compounds, Climate Change, Endangered Species,Hazardous Wastes, Ozone Layer Protection, Wetlands
      signed, but not ratified: Air Pollution-Sulphur 94, Biodiversity, Law of the Sea

      Geography - note along with Uzbekistan, one of the only two doubly landlocked countriesin the world; variety of microclimatic variations based on elevation

      NOTE: The information regarding Liechtenstein on this page is re-published from the 1997 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Liechtenstein Geography 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Liechtenstein Geography 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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