Municipalities of Liechtenstein

The principality of Liechtenstein is divided into eleven municipalities (German: Gemeinden, singular Gemeinde), most consisting of only a single town. Five of the Gemeinden fall within the electoral district of Unterland (lower country), while the other six are within the Oberland (upper country).

Municipalities of Liechtenstein
Die Gemeinden von Liechtenstein  (German)
CategoryUnitary state
LocationPrincipality of Liechtenstein
Number11 municipalities
Populations448 (Planken) – 5,983 (Schaan)
Areas3.6 km2 (1.4 sq mi) (Schellenberg) – 30 km2 (11.5 sq mi) (Triesenberg)
GovernmentMunicipality government, Liechtenstein
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Coat of arms Postal Code
and Name
(Jun. 30, 2017)[1]
Electoral District of Unterland
9491 Ruggell2,2437.4Ruggell
9488 Schellenberg1,0903.5Schellenberg
9487 Gamprin1,6576.1Gamprin
9492 Eschen4,37510.3Eschen
9493 Mauren4,2987.5Mauren
Electoral District of Oberland
9494 Schaan5,98326.8Schaan
9498 Planken4485.3Planken
9490 Vaduz5,45017.3Vaduz
Ebenholz, Mühleholz
9497 Triesenberg2,61829.8Triesenberg
Gaflei, Malbun, Masescha, Rotenboden, Silum, Steg,
Sücka, Wangerberg
9495 Triesen5,12026.4Triesen
9496 Balzers4,59519.6Balzers

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:

  • Gamprin: 1 exclave
  • Eschen: 1 exclave
  • Planken: 4 exclaves, of which 1 is a true enclave
  • Schaan: 4 exclaves, of which 1 is a true enclave
  • Vaduz: 6 exclaves, of which 2 are true enclaves
  • Triesenberg: 1 exclave
  • Balzers: 2 exclaves

Data codes

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In FIPS 10-4 (standard withdrawn in 2008), the codes of the municipalities started with LS-, followed by the same two digits as the ISO codes.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

See also


  1. "Bevolkerungsstatistik" (PDF). 30 June 2017. Retrieved 2019-05-30.
  2. Statistisches Jahrbuch Liechtensteins 2016, page 35. Retrieved 25 March 2016
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