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Administrative divisions of Liechtenstein

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The principality of Liechtenstein is divided into eleven municipalities (Gemeinden – singular Gemeinde), most consisting of only a single town. Five of the Gemeinden fall within the electoral district Unterland (lower country), the remainder are within Oberland (upper country).

  • Balzers – in the southern point of the country, also includes the town of Mäls
  • Eschen – in the north, includes the town of Nendeln
  • Gamprin – on the Rhine, just west of Eschen, including the town of Bendern
  • Mauren – in the north, close to Eschen, includes Schaanwald
  • Planken – smallest community, in north central Liechtenstein
  • Ruggell – on the Rhine, northernmost community of Liechtenstein
  • Schaan – the most populous community, just north of Vaduz
  • Schellenberg – in the north
  • Triesen – on the Rhine, just south of Vaduz
  • Triesenberg – between Vaduz and Triesen, includes the towns of Steg, Samina and Malbun
  • Vaduz – the capital, located in the centre of the country on the Rhine, the eastern boundary



Flag Postal Code
and Name
(Dec. 31, 2005)
in km²
Electoral District Unterland
Ruggell 9491 Ruggell 1925 7,4 Ruggell
Schellenberg 9488 Schellenberg 974 3,5 Schellenberg
Gamprin 9487 Gamprin 1436 6,1 Gamprin
Eschen 9492 Eschen 4076 10,3 Eschen
Mauren 9493 Mauren 3649 7,5 Mauren
Electoral District Oberland
Schaan 9494 Schaan 5811 26,8 Schaan
Planken 9498 Planken 366 5,3 Planken
Vaduz 9490 Vaduz 5047 17,3 Vaduz
Triesenberg 9497 Triesenberg 2542 29,8 Triesenberg, Masescha, Silum
Gaflei, Steg, Malbun
Triesen 9495 Triesen 4643 26,4 Triesen
Balzers 9496 Balzers 4436 19,6 Balzers
Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 34905 160,0  
General map of Liechtenstein

Exclaves and Enclaves

The municipalities of Liechtenstein, the Gemeinden, exhibit complex shapes, despite their small size.

Seven of the Gemeinden have one or more exclaves, in addition to the main territory:

  • Balzers: 2 exclaves
  • Eschen: 2 exclaves
  • Gamprin: 1 exclave
  • Planken: 3 exclaves, 1 enclave
  • Schaan: 4 exclaves, 2 enclaves
  • Triesenberg: 1 exclave (around the town of Malbun)
  • Vaduz: 5 exclaves

Data codes

In ISO 3166-2, the codes of the municipalities start with LI-, followed by two digits (01–11, assigned in alphabetical order).

In FIPS 10-4 (standard withdrawn in 2008), the codes of the municipalities started with LS-, followed by the same two digits as the ISO codes.

As a member of the EFTA, Liechtenstein is included in the Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS). The three NUTS levels all correspond to the country itself (NUTS-1: LI0; NUTS-2: LI00; NUTS-3: LI000). Below the NUTS levels, there are two LAU levels (LAU-1: electoral districts; LAU-2: municipalities).

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