Liechtenstein Geography

What is the terrain and geography like in Liechtenstein?

Geography - note:

along with Uzbekistan, one of only two doubly landlocked countries in the world; variety of microclimatic variations based on elevation

Climate:

continental; cold, cloudy winters with frequent snow or rain; cool to moderately warm, cloudy, humid summers

Liechtenstein Use of Natural Resources

Liechtenstein Environment

Climate:

continental; cold, cloudy winters with frequent snow or rain; cool to moderately warm, cloudy, humid summers

Terrain:

mostly mountainous (Alps) with Rhine Valley in western third

Natural Resources:

hydroelectric potential, arable land

Natural Hazards:

NA

Environmental Issues:

NA

Environment - International Agreements:

party to: Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants, Air Pollution-Sulfur 85, Air Pollution-Sulfur 94, Air Pollution-Volatile Organic Compounds, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Ozone Layer Protection, Wetlands

signed, but not ratified: Law of the Sea

Liechtenstein Geography

Geographic Location Europe
Total Area 62 Square Miles
160 Square Kilometers
Land Area 62 Square Miles
160 Square Kilometers
Land Boundaries 47 Miles
76 Kilometers
Border Countries Austria 34.9 km, Switzerland 41.1 km
Geographic Coordinates 47 16 N, 9 32 E
Terrain mostly mountainous (Alps) with Rhine Valley in western third
Highest Point 2,599 Meters
Highest Point Location Grauspitz 2,599 m
Lowest Point 430 Meters
Lowest Point Location Ruggeller Riet 430 m
Natural Resources hydroelectric potential, arable land
Time Zone UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
Daylight saving time +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October
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