Triesenberg

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Triesenberg
1987.08.25.li.Triesenberg.jpg
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Coat of arms of Triesenberg
Coat of arms
Triesenberg and its exclave in Liechtenstein
Triesenberg and its exclave in Liechtenstein
Coordinates: 47°7′5″N 9°32′36″E / 47.11806°N 9.54333°E / 47.11806; 9.54333Coordinates: 47°7′5″N 9°32′36″E / 47.11806°N 9.54333°E / 47.11806; 9.54333
Country Liechtenstein
VillagesGaflei, Malbun, Masescha, Rotenboden, Samina, Silum,
Steg, Sücka, Wangerberg
Area
 • Total29.8 km2 (11.5 sq mi)
Elevation884 m (2,900 ft)
Population (31.12.2012[1])
 • Total2,634
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC)
Postal code9497
Area code(s)7004
ISO 3166 codeLI-10
Websitewww.triesenberg.li
 
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Triesenberg
1987.08.25.li.Triesenberg.jpg
Flag of Triesenberg
Flag
Coat of arms of Triesenberg
Coat of arms
Triesenberg and its exclave in Liechtenstein
Triesenberg and its exclave in Liechtenstein
Coordinates: 47°7′5″N 9°32′36″E / 47.11806°N 9.54333°E / 47.11806; 9.54333Coordinates: 47°7′5″N 9°32′36″E / 47.11806°N 9.54333°E / 47.11806; 9.54333
Country Liechtenstein
VillagesGaflei, Malbun, Masescha, Rotenboden, Samina, Silum,
Steg, Sücka, Wangerberg
Area
 • Total29.8 km2 (11.5 sq mi)
Elevation884 m (2,900 ft)
Population (31.12.2012[1])
 • Total2,634
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC)
Postal code9497
Area code(s)7004
ISO 3166 codeLI-10
Websitewww.triesenberg.li

Triesenberg is a municipality in Liechtenstein with a population of 2,564. Its area of 30 square kilometers makes it the largest municipality in Liechtenstein. The center of the municipality rests at an elevation of 884-1,000 metres.

History[edit]

The village is noted for its distinct dialect, dating from the influence of Walser migrants in the Middle Ages. This dialect is actively promoted by the municipality. The existence of this dialect is one evidence of remarkable linguistic diversity within the small Principality, as it is spoken alongside the Standard German, and the Alemannic dialect common to the country.

Geography[edit]

The municipality counts 9 villages: Gaflei, Malbun, Masescha, Rotenboden, Samina, Silum, Steg, Sücka and Wangerberg. Malbun is also the only ski-resort village of its country, located not too far from Austrian borders.

Photogallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (German) [1]

External links[edit]

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