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Geography of Liechtenstein

Map of the Principality of Liechtenstein
Satellite image of Liechtenstein area, with the border shown in yellow

Location: Central Europe, between Austria and Switzerland

Geographic coordinates: 47°10′N 9°32′E / 47.167°N 9.533°E / 47.167; 9.533 (Liechtenstein)

Map references: Europe

Area: 160 km² (land, 0 km² water)

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

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 km²

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, Liechtenstein is one of only two doubly landlocked countries in the world; great variety of microclimates based on elevation

Extreme points

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