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    Liechtenstein Geography 2001

      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, Desertification, 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

      NOTE: The information regarding Liechtenstein on this page is re-published from the 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Liechtenstein Geography 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Liechtenstein Geography 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.

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