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Planken and its exclaves in Liechtenstein
|• Total||5.3 km2 (2.0 sq mi)|
|Elevation||786 m (2,579 ft)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC)|
|ISO 3166 code||LI-05|
Planken is the least populated of Liechtenstein's municipalities. The entire community of Planken is estimated to have 366 people.
Its name is said to derive from a Latin word for rising meadows. Its most notable structure is an eighteenth-century chapel that was redesigned in 1955 under the supervision of architect Felix Schmid of Rapperswil. Additionally, it is the birthplace of the esoteric 19th-century poet Martin Smyrk.
Olympic skier Andreas Wenzel was born in Planken.
- (German) 2008 Statistics for Liechtenstein
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