Updated: Sep 29, 2022
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Liechtenstein, or officially the Principality of Liechtenstein.
Liechtenstein is a microstate situated in the Alps and in the southwest of Central Europe. Liechtenstein is bordered by Switzerland to the west and south and Austria to the east and north.
Reason for Naming
On 23 January 1719, after the lands had been purchased, Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor, announced that Vaduz and Schellenberg were united and elevated the newly formed territory to the dignity of Fürstentum (principality) with the name "Liechtenstein" in honor of "his true servant, Anton Florian of Liechtenstein".