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)
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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


Coat of arms Flag Name Population
(December 31, 2019)[1]
Postal Code Towns/Villages
Electoral District of Unterland
    Ruggell 2,322 7.4 9491 Ruggell
    Schellenberg 1,107 3.5 9488 Schellenberg
    Gamprin 1,690 6.1 9487 Gamprin
    Eschen 4,466 10.3 9492 Eschen
    Mauren 4,401 7.5 9493 Mauren
Electoral District of Oberland
    Schaan 6,039 26.8 9494 Schaan
    Planken 473 5.3 9498 Planken
    Vaduz 5,696 17.3 9490 Vaduz
Ebenholz, Mühleholz
    Triesenberg 2,638 29.8 9497 Triesenberg
Gaflei, Malbun, Masescha, Rotenboden, Silum, Steg,
Sücka, Wangerberg
    Triesen 5,275 26.4 9495 Triesen
    Balzers 4,642 19.6 9496 Balzers
    Liechtenstein 38,749 160.0

Exclaves and enclavesEdit

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 codesEdit

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In FIPS 10-4 (standard withdrawn in 2008), the codes of the municipalities started with LS-, followed by the same two digits as the ISO codes.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


  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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