Planken

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Planken
Municipality
Overlooking Planken
Overlooking Planken
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
Electoral district Oberland
Villages none
Area
 • Total 5.3 km2 (2.0 sq mi)
Elevation 786 m (2,579 ft)
Population (30-6-2015)[1]
 • Total 432
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.

Notable people[edit]

View of the valley from the Planken hillside

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External links[edit]

Media related to Planken at Wikimedia Commons