Go to Europe of Go (stay) Home
The true insight on your next possible vacation to Europe!
Liechtenstein is home to the historical landmarks such as; Vaduz Castle, which holds the prince of Liechtenstein. Its official language is German, followed by Alemannic Dialect.
The countries population stands at 37,009... making it a perfect place for a non-stressful get-away. If in fact, you were looking for religious chruches to attend while your vaction... The countries religion consist mostly of Roman Catholic and Protestant.
Liechtensteins' Government, Currency and Economy
Liechtensteins' government is 'Heridity Constitutional Monarchy' (Limited Governemt)
Leader: Adrian Hasler- Prime Minister
European Union Member? No
Current government concerns? 'Illicit drugs'
GDP: $3.2 billion
GDP per capita: $89,400
Currency: Swiss francs
Exchange rate to U.S. dollars: .94
Major economic activity: Electronics, metal manufactoring, ceramics, food production and TOURISM.
Famous Brands: LGT Bank, FC Vaduz
% arable land: 24% permanent crops: 0% permanent pastures: 16% forests
Wheat, barley, corn, potatoes, livestock, dairy products
Human enviornment interaction: Emosson Dam
Extra Information (Climate, Food, and Fun)
Winters- Cloudy and cold, Frequent snow or rain.
Summers- Cool to warm, humid summers.
Relative location- North of Italy, central Europe/ between Austria and Switzerland
Music/Literature- Opera, free jazz
Vaduz film fetivals, Ruggell film fest
Cultural foods- Very diverse, wine tasting
*A hearty pasta-dish known as Käsknöpfle.
*cornmeal-based delicacy known as Ribel
Famous Landmarks- government building, national museum(s), and many other castles.
Historical Political Event- occupied by both French and Russian troops during napoleonic wars.
Established within the holy roman empire in 1719.
Next stop - Monaco!
Monaco is a perfect getway for a beach or water trip! Located on the coast along southern frace, bordering the Mediterranean Sea. With the population standing at 30,500 , the official language is French... following that is english and italian. (You might want to get a translator book!) For sundays, opitional churches are moslty Roman Catholic.
Government and Economy (+agriculture)
Government type- constitutional monarchy
Leader- Michel Roger, Minister of State
*Not an European Union member
GDP- $5.748 billion
GDP per capita- $70,600
Exchange rate to US dollars- .7752
Major economic activities- tourism, constrcution, consumer products
% arable land- 10.16
H.E.I- The Hercule Port
Extra Information (Climate, Food, and Landmarks!)
Historical Political Event- House of Grimaldi ruled Monaco since 1297, until state was finally recongnized by Franco-Monegasque Treaty in 1861.
Current Gov't concern- Monaco's population age-ing, no international disputes.
Historical monument- Monaco Cathedral
Famous landmarks- Fort Antonie, St. Charles church
Cultural food- Influenced by portugues and french cultures.
*Fougasse- a form of pastry
Climate- (unusually warm most of the year)
Summer- Warm summer mediteranean Climate
Winter- frequent rainfall, dropping temperatures... warm compared to other countries winters. Cool winds blow at night
Monaco is big in film sets
"Hymne Monegasque" is Monacos' national anthem
Next Stop- Croatia!
Croatia is rich in history and never-ending in possiblities of fun! As Croatia stands between central and southeastern europe, the medeteranean waters are to die for! with the population standing at 4,475,611 people... there are many recources to accomidate everybody! with the inevitable, cold winters and hot summers... Croatia could take you skiing or swimming!
Government, Economy and Agriculture
Type- Parliamentary Democracy
Leader- Prime Minister, Zoran Milanovic
Member of European Union? Yes
Current Gov't event or concern- boundry issues, displaced people, illicit drugs
Currency- Kuna (HRK)
GDP- $77.56 billion
GDP per capita- $17,600
Exchange rate to the U.S.- 5.8503
Major economis activities- machinery, import/export, textiles, chemicals and fuels.
famous brands- ORC croatia, Hrvatska the mediteranean games.
% arable land- 100 km2
Agriculture- livestock, grapes, fruits, arable crops, vegtables
H.E.I- A dam, that recently went under high risks of underground complication, maybe leading to a collaps.
Extra Information (Culture, food, and landmarks!)
Pršut- dried- cured ham
Paški sir- cheese from Pag Island
Ispod peke- method of food preparing
Pašticada- traditional meat dish
Dalmation coast, Dubrovnik old city, Plitvice lake national park
national anthem: "Lijepa nasa domovino"