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Liechtenstein
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The principality of Liechtenstein is a microstate (160 km2) between the Swiss cantons of Sankt Gallen and Grisons (Graubünden) to the west and the Austrian state of Vorarlberg to the east. It is a hereditary constitutional monarchy with a population of 35,300 (2007), 80% Catholic, 7.4% Protestant (1996). Rulers of Liechtenstein are first mentioned in the 12th century, with two lines possessing lands in Styria and Moravia. When the Styrian line died out in 1619, the Moravian lord of Nikols…

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Köpf, Ulrich, “Liechtenstein”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 06 December 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_13027>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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