Planken

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Planken
Kirche Planken.jpg
Flag of Planken
Flag
Coat of arms of Planken
Coat of arms
Planken and its exclaves in Liechtenstein
Planken and its exclaves in Liechtenstein
Coordinates: 47°11′N 9°32′E / 47.183°N 9.533°E / 47.183; 9.533Coordinates: 47°11′N 9°32′E / 47.183°N 9.533°E / 47.183; 9.533
Country  Liechtenstein
Villages Hinterschellenberg
Area
 • Total 5.3 km2 (2.0 sq mi)
Elevation 786 m (2,579 ft)
Population (31.12.2008[1])
 • Total 421
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC)
Postal code 9498
Area code(s) 7006
ISO 3166 code LI-05
Website www.planken.li

Planken is the least populated of Liechtenstein's municipalities. The entire community of Planken is estimated to have 366 people.

History[edit]

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.[citation needed]

Personalities[edit]

Olympic skier Andreas Wenzel was born in Planken.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Planken at Wikimedia Commons