Liechtenstein. Lichtenstein turned 300 years old. Europe’s fourth smallest country was formed in 1719. It happened since the German-Roman emperor Karl VI made Vaduz and Schellenberg a principality under the name of Liechtenstein.
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During the year, the anniversary was celebrated with parties, exhibitions, performances and, not least, a newly inaugurated footpath throughout the country. It is 75 kilometers long, goes through the country’s eleven municipalities and is supposed to take 21 hours to walk.
According to CountryAAH, the population of Liechtenstein in 2019 was 37,908, ranking number 216 in the world. The population growth rate was 0.290% yearly, and the population density was 237.6188 people per km2.
Liechtenstein Central European state, between Switzerland and Austria. The principality of Liechtenstein was created in 1719, with a diploma from Emperor Charles VI, from the union of the two counties of Schellenberg and Vaduz, former fiefs of the Holy Roman Empire. Liechtenstein was part of the Confederation of the Rhine (1806-14) and then of the Germanic Confederation (1815-66), becoming economically linked to Austria. In 1818, Prince John I granted a first limited constitution. After the First World War, the monetary and customs union with Austria was replaced by that with Switzerland, which also exercises the right of diplomatic and consular representation of the Italian Republic in other states. During the Second World War he maintained neutrality. Only between 1984 and 1986 was the right to vote extended to women throughout the country and in 1992 an amendment to the Constitution sanctioned equality between men and women. Prince Hans Adam II, on the throne since 1989, abdicated (2004) in favor of his son Alois, while remaining formally at the head of the state. A new Constitution has been in force since 2003, extending the powers of the sovereign. Liechtenstein is a member of the Council of Europe.