There are many interesting places, people, countries in the world. One of them is a tiny and very rich state. It covers an area of only 160 square kilometers, nevertheless, there are fields, mountains, federal highways on its territory. The population here is only 38,500 people. If we compare, then in St. Petersburg the number of residents is more than 5,000,000.
This amazing country is called Liechtenstein - a miniature principality located between Austria and Switzerland, with its own ruler. Currently, the country is headed by Prince Hans-Adam II.
1. Welfare of Citizens
If we talk about the standard of living of the population, then here it is more than high. There is $ 100,000 per person per year. People can use this money at their own discretion.
In terms of economics, there are not many enterprises here. The country produces Swarowski stones, Hilti nails, which are distinguished by an increased level of strength, and wine - there is a princely winery. Basically that's all.
2. Crime and the army
In total, there are about a dozen prisoners in the country. Accordingly, it is expensive to maintain a prison canteen with staff for them. Therefore, they are ordered food in the restaurant. So it turns out more economically.
There are about a hundred police officers throughout the country, since there is practically no crime. People can leave the car without locking it, not close the front door and go, for example, to a store to shop. They are not afraid of being robbed, injured or, worse, killed.
As for the army, there is no army in the country at all. It is expensive to maintain and the authorities prefer to redirect these funds to the citizens of their country. It is the well-being of the population that is a priority here. The army was disbanded in 1866 after receiving the status of an independent state. It was then that it took part in the war for the last time.
3. Interesting fact
Anyone can rent the entire country-principality, paying no less than $ 70,000 per night. A person has at his disposal one and a half hundred beds in the hotel, mountain walks on dogs and sleighs, skiing and snowboarding, excursions to castles and the prince's wine cellar with tasting. And if you pay extra, you can enter your own currency. They will even help you come up with your coat of arms and keys to this principality, however, symbolic.
It will be equally interesting to learn about a country with a life expectancy of more than 80 years, there are no prisons and a ban on lawyers.