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Vaduz
Official flag of Vaduz
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Coat of arms of Vaduz
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Vaduz and its exclaves in Liechtenstein
Vaduz and its exclaves in Liechtenstein
Coordinates: 47°08′N 9°31′E / 47.133, 9.517
Area
 - City 6.7 sq mi (17.3 km²)
Elevation 1,460 ft (445 m)
Population (31.12.2005)
 - City 5.143
 - Density 745.9/sq mi (288/km²)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC)
Postal code 9490
Area code(s) 7001
Website: www.vaduz.li

Vaduz (pronunciation in IPA: [faˈduːts] or [faˈdʊʦ]) is the capital of the principality of Liechtenstein and the seat of the national parliament. The town, located along the Rhine, has about 5,248 inhabitants, most of whom are Roman Catholic. Its cathedral is the seat of a Roman Catholic archbishop. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Vaduz. ... Image File history File links Liechtenstein-Vaduz. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Central European Time West Africa Time British Summer Time* Irish Summer Time* Western European Summer Time* Category: ... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... ... Articles with similar titles include the NATO phonetic alphabet, which has also informally been called the “International Phonetic Alphabet”. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words, see IPA chart for English. ... Not to be confused with capitol. ... A principality is a monarchical feudatory or sovereign state, ruled or reigned over by a Monarch with the title of prince or princess (a synonym is princedom) or (in the widest sense) a Monarch with another title within the generic use of the term prince. ... The Diet (Landtag) is the parliament or legislature of Liechtenstein. ... It has been suggested that River Rhine Pollution: November 1986 be merged into this article or section. ... Catholic Church redirects here. ... For other uses, see Cathedral (disambiguation). ... In Christianity, an archbishop is an elevated bishop. ...


While Vaduz is better known internationally, it is actually not the largest town in the principality: neighbouring Schaan has a greater population. Schaan is the biggest municipality of Liechtenstein. ...

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History

Vaduz is said to be mentioned in historic 12th century manuscripts as Farduzes. It is however commonly believed to have been founded in the 13th century by the Counts of Werdenberg. In 1322 a mention of the castle is made, which was sacked by the Swiss in 1499. (12th century - 13th century - 14th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 13th century was that century which lasted from 1201 to 1300. ... Events September 27/September 28 - Battle of Ampfing, often called the last battle of knights, in which Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor defeats Frederick I of Austria Births January 11 - Emperor Komyo of Japan (died 1380) Deaths January 3 - King Philip V of France (born 1293) March 16 - Humphrey de... 1499 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Landmarks

The most prominent landmark of Vaduz is the Vaduz Castle, the home of the reigning prince of Liechtenstein and the royal family. The castle is visible from almost any location in Vaduz, being perched atop a steep hill in the middle of the city. The members of the Liechtenstein royal family are amongst the most accessible royals in the world. Locals and tourists can frequently spot them strolling along the streets of Vaduz and shopping in the supermarkets. Schloss Vaduz Schloss Vaduz (German for Vaduz Palace) is the official recidence of the Prince of Liechtenstein. ... Princely Family of Liechtenstein HSH Prince Hans-Adam II HSH Princess Marie HSH Prince Alois HSH Princess Sophie HSH Prince Joseph HSH Princess Marie-Caroline HSH Prince Georg HSH Prince Nikolaus HSH Prince Maximilian HSH Princess Angela HSH Prince Alfons HSH Prince Constantin HSH Princess Marie HSH Prince Moritz HSH...


Museums

Vaduz has three museums. An excellent art museum called the Liechtenstein Museum of Fine Arts contains, amongst many other items, the personal collection of the reigning prince. A postage stamp museum, close to the Museum of Fine Arts, has a counter where tourists can get the official stamp of Liechtenstein sealed in their passports as a souvenir entry. The National Museum, with an excellent collection of historical European items, was recently renovated.


Tourism

Vaduz has a lively tourist industry, despite being one of the very few capital cities in the world without an airport or railway station. The closest railway station is that of Sargans, a Swiss town roughly 7km from Vaduz's centre. Vaduz has a very efficient bus network with frequent connections to Sargans and Buchs(in neighbouring Switzerland). Mobile tourist offices are parked in central areas during the tourist seasons, with helpful officers guiding the tourists. The city has a lively country market selling unique handmade souvenirs. There are communes and places that have the name Buchs: In Switzerland Buchs AG, in the Canton of Aargau Buchs LU, in the Canton of Lucerne Buchs SG, in the Canton of St. ...


Other information

The Curta mechanical pocket calculator was manufactured here by the company Contina AG Mauren. The Curta was a small, hand-cranked mechanical calculator introduced in 1948. ... Curta mechanical calculator shown in the operational position (left hand). ...


Vaduz has also its local football (soccer) club, FC Vaduz which, as the other clubs in Liechtenstein, plays in the Swiss Professional League. A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... FC Vaduz is a Liechtensteiner football team that plays in Vaduz. ... The Swiss Challenge League is the second highest tier of the Swiss Football League. ...


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Coordinates: 47°08′N, 9°31′E The principality of Liechtenstein is divided into eleven municipalities (Gemeinden - singular Gemeinde), most consisting of only a single town. ... Balzers is a village and community located in southern Liechtenstein. ... Eschen is a municipality in the north of Liechtenstein. ... Gamprin contains Bendern which is among the most historic of Liechtensteins communities. ... Mauren was first called Muron in documents from 1178. ... Planken is the smallest of Liechtensteins communities. ... Ruggell - This is the most northern and low lying of the Liechtenstein communities/municipalities. ... Schaan is the biggest municipality of Liechtenstein. ... Schellenberg is a municipality in the lowland area of Liechtenstein, on the banks of the Rhine. ... Triesen - Third largest of Liechtensteins municipalities. ... Triesenberg Commune is a village in Liechtenstein with a population of 2564, an area of 30 square kilometers, and an elevation of 884-2000 metres. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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