Vaduz serves as the capital city for the Principality of Liechtenstein, a tiny landlocked constitutional monarchy bordered by fellow Central European nations including economic powerhouse Germany.
Liechtenstein is one of the world’s richest countries in terms of GDP per capita on a purchasing power parity basis. Liechtenstein is also recognized as a participating venue of the Guinness World Record for nine concerts performed in different countries in a day–the most ever within 24 hours.
Rare for being a capital city without its own airport or railway station, Vaduz nevertheless has a robust tourist industry thanks to its driving proximity to Austria, Germany, Poland, Switzerland and other Central European nations.
Capital Facts for Vaduz, Liechtenstein: Quick Reference
Capital landmarks: Cathedral of St. Florin, Rheinpark Stadion, Main Square, Vaduz Castle, Liechtenstein Center
Below, you will find 10 of the most famous people born in Vaduz, Liechtenstein:
- Adrian Hasler, prime minister (born Feb. 11, 1964)
- Jessica Walter, Olympic alpine skier (born October 14, 1984)
- Marina Nigg Olympic alpine skier (born April 14, 1984)
- Mathias Christen soccer/football midfielder (born Aug. 18, 1987)
- Nicolas Hasler, professional soccer player (born May 4, 1991)
- Philipp Haelg, Olympic cross-country skier (born Nov. 3, 1991)
- Ruslaan Mumtaz, film actor (born August 2, 1982)
- Stephanie Vogt, professional tennis player (born Feb. 15, 1990)
- Tina Weirather, World Cup alpine ski racer (born May 24, 1989)
- Wolfgang Haas, archbishop (born Aug. 7, 1948)
Note: Data for our Famous People tab was sourced from Google searches mostly targeting published Wikipedia articles specific to each person’s name.
Demonym for a resident of Liechtenstein: Liechtensteiner (male), Liechtensterin (female)
Population: 5,407 (Vaduz)
Density: 750 people per square mile (288 per square kilometer)
Population: 38,244 (Liechtenstein)
Density: 634 people per square mile (246 per square kilometer)
GDP: US$4.978 billion as of 2014 (for Liechtenstein, per CIA World Factbook)
GDP per person: $130,164
Note: The above country-level GDP metrics are on a Purchasing Power Parity basis and are in U.S. dollars. Credible city GDP statistics for Vaduz were unavailable.
Official currency used in Vaduz: Swiss franc
Brookings Institution, Global Metro Monitor Report (includes GDP data). Accessed on February 25, 2018
Celebrity Born, Famous People from Vaduz. Accessed on February 25, 2018
Central Intelligence Agency, World Factbook, Europe: Liechtenstein. Accessed on February 25, 2018
Demographia, World Urban Area, 12th Annual Edition. Accessed on February 25, 2018
Guinness World Records, Explore Records Online. Accessed on February 25, 2018
Official Government Website, Government of the Principality of Liechtenstein. Accessed on February 25, 2018
Wikimedia Commons, City Flags. Accessed on February 25, 2018
Note: Some city flags were unavailable. If so, attribution belongs to Wikimedia Commons for pertinent country flags.
Wikipedia, Liechenstein. Accessed on February 25, 2018
Wikipedia, Vaduz. Accessed on February 25, 2018
Vaduz’s urban land area measures 6.7 square miles (17.3 square kilometers) with an estimated population of 5,407 at the end of 2016.
At the country level, Liechtenstein’s land area covers 60.33 square miles (155.68 square kilometers). The microstate’s population count was 38,244 inhabitants as of July 2017.
Population density is higher within Liechtenstein’s capital city Vaduz with an average 750 residents per square mile (288 per square kilometer).
For Liechtenstein overall, population density drops significantly to an average 634 people per square mile (246 per square kilometer).
Liechtenstein is the world’s sixth-smallest independent nation by land area. Another notable geographic point of distinction is that Liechtenstein and Uzbekistan are both doubly landlocked countries completely surrounded by other landlocked countries–unlike any other nation on the planet.