Liechtenstein Flag and Meaning

Flag of Liechtenstein

Flag of Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein Flag Meaning

The colors blue and red in the Liechtenstein flag probably originate in the official clothes worn by the servants at the court in the 18th century. When their absolute monarchy was transformed into a constitutional monarchy on October 5, 1921, a red and blue flag was adopted.

After Liechtenstein participated in the 1936 Olympic Games, their team saw that the country’s flag looked exactly the same as Haiti’s flag, and next year, on June 24, the decision was made to add the crown to the flag. The crown is a princely crown, as the land is a principality. In 1982, a minor modification was made to the crown’s appearance.

Liechtenstein Overview

Population 33,000
Currency DM
Area 160 km²
Capital city Vaduz
Population density 206.2 residents/km²
HDI location 6

Small principality at the foot of the Alps between Switzerland and Austria. It forms a small part of the plain around the Rhine before it flows into Lake Constance. In addition to cereals – wheat, oats, rye and corn – grapes and various other fruits are grown. Pastures occupy 38% of the country’s surface. In recent years, it has developed into a highly industrialized country producing yarns, pharmaceuticals, precision instruments, refrigerators, etc.

People: Germans (95%), Italians and others (5%)

Religion: Catholics 80%; Protestants 6.9%; other 5.6%

Language: German (official)

Political parties: The Free Citizen Party (PDB); The People’s Union (VU); Free List (FL) that is ecologically oriented

Social organizations: Professional associations (artisans and traders); Agriculture Union

Official name: Fürstentum Liechtenstein.

Administrative division: 11 municipalities

Capital: Vaduz, 5,100 residents (2008).

Other important cities: Schaan, 5,143 residents; Balzers 3,752 residents; Triesen, 3,586 residents (1995).

Government: Constitutional monarchy, with severely limited parliamentary democracy. Prince Hans-Adam II has been the Principal’s Head of State since November 13, 1989. Adrian Hasler has been Prime Minister and Head of Government since March 2013. Parliament has one chamber with 25 members elected for a four-year term. Liechtenstein is a member of the Council of Europe and has a customs and currency union with Switzerland, which also represents it abroad.

National Day: February 14