Triesenberg

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Triesenberg
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Flag of Triesenberg
Flag
Coat of arms of Triesenberg
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Triesenberg and its exclave in Liechtenstein
Triesenberg and its exclave in Liechtenstein
Coordinates: 47°7′5″N 9°32′36″E / 47.11806°N 9.54333°E / 47.11806; 9.54333Coordinates: 47°7′5″N 9°32′36″E / 47.11806°N 9.54333°E / 47.11806; 9.54333
Country  Liechtenstein
Villages Gaflei, Malbun, Masescha, Rotenboden, Samina, Silum,
Steg, Sücka, Wangerberg
Area
 • Total 29.8 km2 (11.5 sq mi)
Elevation 884 m (2,900 ft)
Population (31.12.2014[1])
 • Total 2,604 Decrease
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC)
Postal code 9497
Area code(s) 7004
ISO 3166 code LI-10
Website www.triesenberg.li

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.

History[edit]

The village is noted for its distinct dialect, dating from the influence of Walser migrants in the Middle Ages, who arrived in the region early in the 14th century.[2] 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 Alemannic dialect common to the country.

Composer Marco Schädler is a native of Triesenberg.

Geography[edit]

The municipality includes 9 villages: Gaflei, Malbun, Masescha, Rotenboden, Samina, Silum, Steg, Sücka and Wangerberg. Malbun is the only ski-resort village in the country, located not far from the Austrian borders.

Photogallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstatistik 31. Dezember" (in German). Amt für Statistik (AS), Liechtensteinische Landesverwaltung. 2014. 
  2. ^ P. Christiaan Klieger, The Microstates of Europe: Designer Nations in a Post-Modern World (2014), p. 41

External links[edit]

Media related to Triesenberg at Wikimedia Commons