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Coordinates: 46°27′N 7°26′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Lenk im Simmental
Canton Bern
District Obersimmental
Coordinates  46°27′N 7°26′E
Population 2,398   (2006)
Area 123.1 km²
Elevation 1068 m
Postal code 3775
SFOS number 0792
Website www.lenkgemeinde.ch

Lenk im Simmental (or simply Lenk) is a municipality in the Obersimmental District of the canton of Bern, Switzerland. It lies in the Simmental valley of the Bernese Oberland. Lenk lies 80 km from Bern and 100 km from Montreux. The twenty-six cantons of Switzerland are the states of the federal state of Switzerland. ... The Swiss canton of (help· info) is bilingual (German: Kanton Bern; French Canton de Berne) and has a population of about 947,000. ... In contrast to centrally organised states, in the federally constituted Switzerland each Canton is completely free to decide its own internal organisation. ... The District of Obersimmental is one of the 26 administrative districts in the Canton of Bern, Switzerland. ... This article is about longitude and latitude; see also UTM coordinate system Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (vertically) and longitude (horizontally); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... The metre, or meter (symbol: m) is the SI base unit of length. ... Here are postal codes of Switzerland and Liechtenstein: Zone 1 1000s are found in Lausanne, Lavaux and parts of Morges, 1100s in parts of Morges, 1200s are in Geneva and parts of La Côte, Vaud, 1300s in La Vallée, 1500s are found in Clavaleyres, the 1700s are found... The Official Munipality Key, formerly also known as the Official Municipality Characteristic Number or Municipality Code Number, is a number sequence for the identification of politically independent municipalities or municipality-free areas. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger,greater) is in modern times the title of the highest ranking municipal officer, who discharges certain judicial and administrative functions, in many systems an elected politician, who serves as chief executive and/or ceremonial official of many types of municipalities. ... The District of Obersimmental is one of the 26 administrative districts in the Canton of Bern, Switzerland. ... The Swiss canton of (help· info) is bilingual (German: Kanton Bern; French Canton de Berne) and has a population of about 947,000. ... Categories: Stub | Cattle breeds ... View of Thun and Lake Thun from the Niederhorn The Bernese Oberland (Bernese highlands) is the higher part of the canton of Bern, Switzerland, in the South of the canton: The area around Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, and the valleys of the Bernese Alps (thus, the inhabitable parts from... Location within Switzerland The city of Bern, English traditionally Berne (Bernese German Bärn , German Bern , French Berne , Italian Berna , Romansh Berna ), is the Bundesstadt (administrative capital) of Switzerland, and is the fourth most populous Swiss city (after Zürich, Geneva and Basel). ... Montreux is a resort town in the Canton of Vaud, Switzerland, on Lake Geneva with a population of 22,897. ...

The Iffigbach, a high waterfall in the municipality
The Iffigbach, a high waterfall in the municipality

Lenk is the highest municipality in Simmental. The municipal area includes many mountains, the highest of which is the Wildstrubel. Somewhat below the Wildstrubel, by the Seven Fountains comes the Simme River, which gives Simmental (Simme Valley) its name. A number of creeks flow into the Simme, and the Iffig Creek and the Iffigfall, its waterfall are attractions for hikers.

The municipality is dependent on tourism, especially for winter sports. Lenk has about accommodations for about 5000 guests, include 800 hotel beds. This is in a town of scarcely 2000. It is home to a ski resort, which operates on both sides of the valley in which it is located. Lenk is connected by rail to the town of Zweisimmen. El Nido, Philippines Tourism is the act of travel for the purpose of recreation and business, and the provision of services for this act. ... A winter sport is a sport commonly played during winter. ... Zollikofen is a municipality in the canton of Berne, Switzerland, situated in the district of Obersimmental. ...

The municipality split of from the neighboring St. Stephan in 1504-1505. In 1522 it achieved its sovereignty in the canton of Bern. In 1529 it experienced the Reformation, and had to protect itself against the Catholic Valais. In 1878 it suffered a devastating fire. The Swiss canton of (help· info) is bilingual (German: Kanton Bern; French Canton de Berne) and has a population of about 947,000. ... The Protestant Reformation was a movement which began in the 16th century as a series of attempts to reform the Roman Catholic Church, but ended in division and the establishment of new institutions, most importantly Lutheranism, Reformed churches, and Anabaptists. ... The Valais (also known in German as Wallis) is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland in the south-western part of the country, in the Pennine Alps around the valley of the Rhone River from its springs to Lake Geneva. ...

Chalet in Pöschenried
Chalet in Pöschenried

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Swiss Radio - Lenk (645 words)
The transmitter base at Lenk was located near the common Swiss borders with France and Italy.
The station at Lenk became operational in 1974 and at full capacity, it was on the air with two BBC transmitters at 250 kW This station was on the air for a period of 24 years and it was closed in 1998.
He stated that the two transmitters at Lenk were installed in an underground bunker.
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