Created: 1935 - Recognised: 1935
08/06/2009 18:17 +0300
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The Principality of
Liechtenstein, located in central Europe, is bounded on the
east by Austria and on the south, west, and north by
Switzerland. It has a total area of only 160 square km.
The Rhine River flows along
the western edge of Liechtenstein. A narrow strip of flat
farmland lies next to the river. The snow-topped foothills
of the Alps cover most of the country's eastern and southern
sections, rising to over 2,400m. The mountain slopes are
covered with pine forests and fine grazing meadows.
Liechtenstein has a mild
climate. Average temperatures range from -1°C in January to
21°C in July. The average annual precipitation is about
Liechtenstein hosted the
Games of the Small States of Europe in 1999, upon the
completion of the first round of organisers and is also next
in line to organise the XIV Games in 2011. Liechtenstein's
best ever ranking was in 1995 in Luxembourg, when the
Principality climbed to fourth place in the medals table.
Still, Liechtenstein has not been able to avoid the last
place in the overall table, trailing Andorra by two gold