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Church in Schaan
Church in Schaan
Flag of Schaan
Coat of arms of Schaan
Coat of arms
Schaan and its exclaves in Liechtenstein
Schaan and its exclaves in Liechtenstein
Coordinates: 47°10′N 9°30′E / 47.167°N 9.500°E / 47.167; 9.500Coordinates: 47°10′N 9°30′E / 47.167°N 9.500°E / 47.167; 9.500
Country  Liechtenstein
Villages Mühleholz
 • Total 26.8 km2 (10.3 sq mi)
Elevation 450 m (1,480 ft)
Population (31.12.2008[1])
 • Total 5,758
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC)
Postal code 9494
Area code(s) 7005
ISO 3166 code LI-07

Schaan (German pronunciation: [ʃaːn]) is the largest municipality of Liechtenstein by population and area. It is located to the north of Vaduz, the capital, in the central part of the country. As of 2005 it has a population of 5,806 making it the largest administrative district in Liechtenstein, and covers an area of 26.8 km², including mountains and forest.


First mentioned[where?] c. 850, Schaan has over 4,000 enterprises, making it a large economic center in the country. Schaan is the location of the world headquarters of Ivoclar Vivadent AG, the world's biggest manufacturer of false teeth, and Hilti Aktiengesellschaft, one of the world's largest makers of anchors and power tools.

It borders the town of Buchs in Switzerland.

The municipality includes the Naafkopf, one of the two tripoints between Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Austria.


See also[edit]

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External links[edit]

Media related to Schaan at Wikimedia Commons