Eschen (High Alemannic: Escha) is a municipality in the north of Liechtenstein. It has a population of 4,466, and covers an area of 10.3 square kilometres (4.0 square miles). It is the fourth-largest town in Liechtenstein by population.

Eschen

Escha
Municipality
Eschen Parish Church
Flag of Eschen
Flag
Coat of arms of Eschen
Coat of arms
Eschen and its exclaves in Liechtenstein
Eschen and its exclaves in Liechtenstein
Coordinates: 47°13′N 9°31′E / 47.217°N 9.517°E / 47.217; 9.517Coordinates: 47°13′N 9°31′E / 47.217°N 9.517°E / 47.217; 9.517
Country Liechtenstein
Electoral districtUnterland
VillagesNendeln
Area
 • Total10.3 km2 (4.0 sq mi)
Elevation
453 m (1,486 ft)
Population
 (31-12-2019)[1]
 • Total4,466 Increase
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)CEST
Postal code
9492
Area code(s)7007
ISO 3166 codeLI-02
Websitewww.eschen.li

GeographyEdit

The municipality includes the village of Nendeln, which has a train station on the Feldkirch-Buchs line.

PoliticsEdit

The community leader is Quaderer Tino (FBP), the regional council consists of eleven seats.[2]

EconomyEdit

The headquarters of Novodent and ThyssenKrupp Presta are located in Eschen.[3]

SportEdit

USV Eschen/Mauren is the municipality's football club.

Notable peopleEdit

  • Gerard Batliner (1928 in Eschen – 2008 in Eschen) an attorney-at-law and was Head of Government (Regierungschef) of Liechtenstein 1962–1970
  • Marlies Amann-Marxer (born 1952) a politician from Liechtenstein, former Minister of Infrastructure, Environment and Sport until 2017; lives with family in Eschen
  • Mauro Pedrazzini (born 1965) a politician from Liechtenstein, current Minister of Social Affairs; he is doctor of physics, lives in Eschen
  • David von Eschen (born ???) software engineer, from Eschen
  • John Latenser Sr. (1858–1936) Native of Nendeln. Architect involved in several large public projects in Omaha, Nebraska of the USA.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.llv.li/files/as/bevolkerungsstatistik-30-juni-2017.pdf
  2. ^ "Gemeinderat Eschen-Nendeln". www.eschen.li. Retrieved 2019-06-12.
  3. ^ "thyssenkrupp Presta: thyssenkrupp Presta AG, Eschen (Liechtenstein)". karriere.thyssenkrupp-presta.com. Retrieved 2019-06-12.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Eschen at Wikimedia Commons