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Summary Article: Vaduz
From Britannica Concise Encyclopedia

City (pop., 2006 est.: 5,070), capital of Liechtenstein. It is located on the Rhine River. It was greatly damaged in 1499 in a war between the Swiss and Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I, but it was subsequently rebuilt. The Liechtenstein family gained possession in the early 18th century. It is a flourishing tourist centre and the residence of the ruling prince, whose castle overlooks the town. The town’s Fürst Liechtensteinische Gemäldegalerie displays parts of the world-famous art collection of the princes of Liechtenstein.

Place: Vaduz

Location: national capital, Liechtenstein

Type: Current political place

Related Place: Liechtenstein

Keywords: settlement, Vaduz, capital, Liechtenstein

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