||This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in the German Wikipedia. (December 2009)|
Triesenberg and its exclave in Liechtenstein
|Villages||Gaflei, Malbun, Masescha, Rotenboden, Samina, Silum,
Steg, Sücka, Wangerberg
|• Total||29.8 km2 (11.5 sq mi)|
|Elevation||884 m (2,900 ft)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC)|
|ISO 3166 code||LI-10|
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.
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.
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.
The village of Malbun
- (German) 2008 Statistics for Liechtenstein
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