Citizens of Liechtenstein were forbidden from entering Czechoslovakia during the Cold War.
On January 23, 1719, Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor, decreed Vaduz and Schellenberg were united, and raised to the status of principality) with the name "Liechtenstein."
The foundation is registered in the name of a Liechtensteiner, often a lawyer.
The French under Napoleon occupied the country for a few years, but Liechtenstein retained its independence in 1815.
The Historical Society of the Principality of Liechtenstein plays a role in preserving the culture and history of the country.
The Principality of Liechtenstein is a tiny, alpine country in Western Europe, bordered by Switzerland to its west and by Austria to its east.
A referendum in 2003 showed that nearly two-thirds of Liechtenstein's electorate backed a revised constitution.
After the seven-week Austro-Prussian War in 1866, Prussia accused Liechtenstein of being the cause of the war through a miscount of the votes for war.
The reigning prince of the House of Liechtenstein is the head of state and, as such, represents Liechtenstein in its international relations (although Switzerland has taken responsibility for much of Liechtenstein's diplomatic relations).
Liechtenstein also is the home of the Curta calculator.
Nationals are referred to by the plural: Liechtensteiners.
About six miles (9.5km) of railway connect Austria and Switzerland through Liechtenstein.
Prince Franz Josef II became the first Prince of Liechtenstein to take up permanent residence in Liechtenstein.
Such processes provide about 30 percent of Liechtenstein's state revenue.
The Liechtenstein dynasty owned Castle Liechtenstein in Lower Austria from at least 1140 until the thirteenth century and from 1807 onwards.
Liechtenstein people had an average life expectancy at birth of 79.81 years (76.24 years for males and 83.4 years for females) in 2007.
That year, however the city grew to 250,000 inhabitants as Kaifeng was conquered and many refugees came to Shanghai.
In 1837, British academic James Couper noted an association between heavy exposure to manganese in mines with a form of Parkinson's disease.
In 1868, after the German Confederation dissolved, Liechtenstein disbanded its army of 80 men and declared permanent neutrality, which was respected during both world wars.
The principality of Liechtenstein is divided into 11 municipalities called gemeinden (singular gemeinde).
Liechtenstein accepts compulsory International Court of Justice jurisdiction with reservations.
Four days later, the Liechtenstein team travelled to Luxembourg where they defeated the home team by 4 goals to 0 in a 2006 World Cup qualifying match.
Liechtenstein became a sovereign state in 1806 when it joined Napoleon's Confederation of the Rhine upon the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire.
Liechtenstein refused to sign a peace treaty with Prussia and remained at war without an actual battle.
The five independent countries smaller than Liechtenstein are Vatican City, Monaco, Nauru, Tuvalu, and San Marino.
In 1919, Liechtenstein and Switzerland signed a treaty under which Switzerland assumed responsibility for Liechtenstein's diplomacy and defense.
Until the end of World War I, Liechtenstein was closely tied to Austria, but the economic devastation caused by that conflict forced the country to conclude a customs and monetary union with Switzerland.
During World War II, Liechtenstein remained neutral, while family treasures within the war zone were brought to Liechtenstein (and London) for safekeeping.
The entire western border of Liechtenstein is formed by the river.
Liechtenstein's most recognizable international company and largest employer is Hilti, a manufacturer of concrete fastening systems.
Without any territory held directly under the Imperial throne, the Liechtenstein dynasty was unable to qualify for a seat in the Imperial Reichstag.
The territory of Liechtenstein formed a part of the ancient Roman province of Raetia.
Despite its alpine location, prevailing southerly foehn winds make the climate of Liechtenstein comparatively mild.
Liechtenstein gave asylum to 500 soldiers of the First Russian National Army who fought within the German Wehrmacht) at the close of World War II.
Liechtenstein's constitution, adopted in October 1921, established in Liechtenstein a constitutional monarchy ruled by the reigning prince of the House of Liechtenstein.
Four stations in Liechtenstein, namely Schaan-Vaduz, Forst Hilti, Nendeln, and Schaanwald, are served by an irregularly stopping train service running between Feldkirch and Buchs.
The Princes of Liechtenstein did not set foot in their new principality for over 120 years.
Liechtenstein also generates revenue from the establishment of stiftungs or foundations, which are financial entities created to increase the privacy of non-resident foreigners' financial holdings.
Liechtenstein has been a member of the European Economic Area (an organization serving as a bridge between the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and the European Union) since May 1995.
The Fachhochschule Liechtenstein, confers bachelors, masters and Ph.
Despite its small geographic area and limited natural resources, Liechtenstein has more registered companies than citizens.
From 1938 to 1997, Liechtenstein had a coalition government.
Liechtenstein is the sixth-smallest independent nation in the world, by land area.
Among religions in Liechtenstein, Roman Catholic Christianity is the predominant one, with 76.2 percent of the population counted as adherents, according to the 2002 census.
Liechtenstein football teams play in the Swiss football leagues.
Liechtenstein is situated in the Upper Rhine valley of the European Alps.
The Prince of Liechtenstein is the world's sixth wealthiest with an estimated wealth of $4- billion.
Liechtenstein is the fourth smallest country of Europe, after the Vatican City, Monaco, and San Marino.
Soon afterward, Liechtenstein joined the German Confederation (June 1815– August 1866) which was presided over by the Emperor of Austria).
The people of Liechtenstein enjoy a standard of living in the upper 20 percent of the world's countries.
Advantageously low business taxes—the maximum tax rate is 18 percent—as well as easy Rules of Incorporation have induced about 73,700 holding (or so-called 'letter box') companies to establish nominal offices in Liechtenstein.
Two bridges over the Rhine were built in 1868, and in 1872 a railway line across Liechtenstein was constructed.