Municipalities of Liechtenstein

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Municipalities of Liechtenstein
Die Gemeinden von Liechtenstein (German)
Liechtenstein - Gemeinden mit Exklaven.png
Category Unitary state
Location Principality of Liechtenstein
Number 11 Municipalities
Populations 421 (Planken) – 5927 (Schaan)
Areas 3.6 km2 (1.4 sq mi) (Schellenberg) – 30 km2 (11.5 sq mi) (Triesenberg)
Government Municipality government, Liechtenstein
Subdivisions Village
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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).


Coat of arms Postal Code
and Name
(Dec. 31, 2014)
in km²
Electoral District Unterland
Ruggell 9491 Ruggell 2146 7,4 Ruggell
Schellenberg 9488 Schellenberg 1053 3,5 Schellenberg
Gamprin 9487 Gamprin 1657 6,1 Gamprin
Eschen 9492 Eschen 4313 10,3 Eschen
Mauren 9493 Mauren 4189 7,5 Mauren
Electoral District Oberland
Schaan 9494 Schaan 5963 26,8 Schaan
Planken 9498 Planken 424 5,3 Planken
Vaduz 9490 Vaduz 5425 17,3 Vaduz
Triesenberg 9497 Triesenberg 2604 29,8 Triesenberg
Gaflei, Malbun,
Masescha, Rotenboden,
Samina, Silum, Steg,
Sücka, Wangerberg
Triesen 9495 Triesen 5009 26,4 Triesen
Balzers 9496 Balzers 4587 19,6 Balzers
Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 37370 160,0  

Exclaves and Enclaves[edit]

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

Data codes[edit]

In ISO 3166-2, the codes of the municipalities start with LI-, followed by two digits (01–11, assigned in alphabetical order).

In FIPS 10-4 (standard withdrawn in 2008), the codes of the municipalities started with LS-, followed by the same two digits as the ISO codes.

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).

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