Geography of Liechtenstein

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Geography of Liechtenstein

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)

Contents

Climate

continental; cold, cloudy winters with frequent snow or rain; cool to moderately warm, cloudy, humid summers, great variety of microclimates based on elevation

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

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