Flag of Liechtenstein

Flag of Liechtenstein

The Principality of Liechtenstein was established in 1719 and it was declared a state in 1806. The flag consists of two horizontal stripes of equal width, where the upper one is blue and the bottom one is red. In the left part of the blue bar, motif of a golden prince crown is located. The crown was added in 1937 in order not to be confused with the former flag of Haiti at Berlin´s Olympic Games. In the same year, a new interpretation of the flag was accepted. It says that the blue stripe symbolizes the sky, the red stripe represents the glow of fires during the evening gatherings, and the gold one stands for physical and mental unity of the nation, the state, and the royal house.

Country information

Independent Yes
Country codes LI, LIE (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Principality of Liechtenstein
Capital city Vaduz
Continent Europe
Member of United Nations
Population 38 557 (2019)
Total area 160 km2
Highest point Grauspitz (2 599 m, 8 527 ft)
Lowest point Rhine (430 m, 1 411 ft)
GDP per capita $ 165 028 (World Bank, 2016)
Currency Swiss franc (Fr, CHF)
Calling code +423
Internet TLD .li

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