Principality of Liechtenstein is a doubly landlocked German-speaking microstate in Central Europe. It has an area of only 160 km2 and 37,666 residents, what makes it the fourth smallest European country.
Liechtenstein shares borders with Switzerland to the west and south, and Austria to the east and north. The country is mainly mountainous, thus an alluring winter sport destination.
It is the last country that joined the border-free Schengen area, after it signed the agreement in 28 February 2008 and started its implementation on 19 December 2011.