Municipalities of Liechtenstein
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The principality of Liechtenstein is divided into eleven municipalities (Gemeinden – singular Gemeinde), most consisting of only a single town. Five of the Gemeinden fall within the electoral district Unterland (lower country), the remainder are within Oberland (upper country).
(Dec. 31, 2005)
|Electoral District Unterland|
|Electoral District Oberland|
Samina, Silum, Steg,
Exclaves and Enclaves
The municipalities of Liechtenstein, the Gemeinden, exhibit complex shapes, despite their small size.
Seven of the Gemeinden have one or more exclaves, in addition to the main territory:
- Balzers: 2 exclaves
- Eschen: 2 exclaves
- Gamprin: 1 exclave
- Planken: 4 exclaves, of which 1 is a true enclave
- Schaan: 4 exclaves, of which 1 is a true enclave
- Triesenberg: 1 exclave (around the town of Malbun)
- Vaduz: 6 exclaves, of which 2 are true enclaves
As a member of the EFTA, Liechtenstein is included in the Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS). The three NUTS levels all correspond to the country itself (NUTS-1: LI0; NUTS-2: LI00; NUTS-3: LI000). Below the NUTS levels, there are two LAU levels (LAU-1: electoral districts; LAU-2: municipalities).
- Communes of Liechtenstein, Statoids.com