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    Liechtenstein Geography 2000

      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: 76 km
      border countries: Austria 35 km, Switzerland 41 km

      Coastline: 0 km (landlocked)

      Maritime claims: none (landlocked)

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

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

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

      Natural resources: hydroelectric potential, arable land

      Land use:
      arable land: 24%
      permanent crops: 0%
      permanent pastures: 16%
      forests and woodland: 35%
      other: 25% (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-Sulphur 85, Air Pollution-Sulphur 94, Air Pollution-Volatile Organic Compounds, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Ozone Layer Protection, Wetlands
      signed, but not ratified: Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Law of the Sea

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

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