Liechtenstein is a small, independent principality located in the heart of the Alps, nestled between Switzerland and Austria. With a total area of just over 160 square kilometers, it is one of the smallest countries in the world. Despite its small size, Liechtenstein is known for its stunning natural beauty, including towering mountains, picturesque villages, and crystal-clear lakes. The capital city, Vaduz, is home to many cultural attractions, such as the Liechtenstein National Museum and the Prince of Liechtenstein's Palace. The country also has a strong economy, with a highly developed financial sector and a high standard of living for its citizens.