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Gamprin is a municipality of Liechtenstein with 1,657 inhabitants.[2]

Gamprin
Municipality
Parish church Saint Maria in Bendern-Gamprin
Parish church Saint Maria in Bendern-Gamprin
Flag of Gamprin
Flag
Coat of arms of Gamprin
Coat of arms
Gamprin and its exclave in Liechtenstein
Gamprin and its exclave in Liechtenstein
Coordinates: 47°13′N 9°30′E / 47.217°N 9.500°E / 47.217; 9.500Coordinates: 47°13′N 9°30′E / 47.217°N 9.500°E / 47.217; 9.500
Country Liechtenstein
Electoral districtUnterland
VillagesBendern
Area
 • Total6.1 km2 (2.4 sq mi)
Elevation
472 m (1,549 ft)
Population
 (30-6-2017)[1]
 • Total1,657
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)CEST
Postal code
9487
Area code(s)7009
ISO 3166 codeLI-03
Websitewww.gamprin.li

GeographyEdit

It contains the village Bendern which is among the most historic of Liechtenstein's communities. Lower Country men swore allegiance to the Prince in 1699 at Bendern. The community of Bendern also had ecclesiastical relevance going back to in least the fifteenth century. They have a church dedicated to Mother Mary that was built in 1481, but with antecedents dating back to 1045. The municipality contains the Liechtenstein Institute and LGT Group.

HistoryEdit

EmblemEdit

Until 1950 the municipality Gamprin neither had a coat of arms nor an official flag. In this year on the national day the municipalities of Liechtenstein should present themselves. This caused a discussion about the flag of Gamprin, so the council of Gamprin decided to assign a committee in order to create a flag and a coat of arms for the municipality in 1957. The product was the new flag and coat of arms of Gamprin. The yellow ribbon symolises the Rhein, which is located in the west of Gamprin. The roses were from the coat of arms of the knight "Rüdiger von Limbach", who had his resident in Gamprin in medieval ages. In 1958 the new flag and the new coat of arms were adopted by the municipality Gamprin.

Notable residentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

  Media related to Gamprin at Wikimedia Commons