kids encyclopedia robot

Schenkon facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Schenkon
Coat of arms of Schenkon
Coat of arms
Country Switzerland
Canton Lucerne
District Sursee
Area
 • Total 6.7 km2 (2.6 sq mi)
Elevation
522 m (1,713 ft)
Population
 (Dec 2015 )
 • Total 2,747
 • Density 410.0/km2 (1,062/sq mi)
Postal code
6214
Surrounded by Eich, Geuensee, Gunzwil, Oberkirch, Sursee
Twin towns Schenkenzell (Germany)

Schenkon is a municipality in the district of Sursee in Switzerland.

Geography

Schenkon has an area of 6.8 km2 (2.6 sq mi). Of this area, 67.8% is used for agricultural purposes, while 17% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 14.8% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (0.4%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains). In the 1997 land survey, 17.01% of the total land area was forested. Of the agricultural land, 61.39% is used for farming or pastures, while 6.51% is used for orchards or vine crops. Of the settled areas, 7.84% is covered with buildings, 0.74% is industrial, 0.59% is classed as special developments, 0.44% is parks or greenbelts and 5.18% is transportation infrastructure. Of the unproductive areas, 0.15% is unproductive flowing water (rivers) and 0.15% is other unproductive land.

Images for kids

kids search engine
Schenkon Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.