Canton of Capellen

Coordinates: 49°38′N 6°00′E / 49.633°N 6.000°E / 49.633; 6.000
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Canton of Capellen
Kanton Kapellen
Coat of arms of Canton of Capellen
Coordinates: 49°38′N 6°00′E / 49.633°N 6.000°E / 49.633; 6.000
CountryLuxembourg
Legislative constituencySud
LAU 1LU00001
CapitalCapellen
Communes
(cities in bold)
Dippach
Garnich
Habscht
Käerjeng
Kehlen
Koerich
Kopstal
Mamer
Steinfort
Area
 • Total199.2 km2 (76.9 sq mi)
 • Rank9th of 12
Highest elevation398 m (1,306 ft)
Lowest elevation242 m (794 ft)
Population
 (2024)
 • Total54,352
 • Rank3rd of 12
 • Density270/km2 (710/sq mi)
  • Rank3rd of 12

Capellen (Luxembourgish: Capellen) is a canton in Luxembourg. Its capital is Capellen.

History[change | change source]

On 1 January 2012, the communes of Bascharage and Clemency were combined to make the new commune of Käerjeng.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

With an area of 199.2 km2 (76.9 sq mi),[2] and a population (2017) of 47,209, the Capellen canton has a population density of 237.0 inhabitants/km².[3]

The canton has the Redange canton to the north, the Mersch canton to northeast, the Luxembourg canton to the east and the Esch-sur-Alzette canton to the south. The canton borders, to the west, the arrondissement of Arlon in Belgium.

Communes[change | change source]

The Capellen canton consists of the following 10 communes (2017 population).[3]

  1. Dippach (4,178)
  2. Garnich (2,099)
  3. Hobscheid (3,518)
  4. Käerjeng (10,232)), formed January 1, 2012 from:[1]
  5. Kehlen (5,903)
  6. Koerich (2,528)
  7. Kopstal (3,673)
  8. Mamer (9,185)
  9. Septfontaines (812)
  10. Steinfort (5,081)

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Mémorial A, 2011, No. 110" (PDF) (in French). Service central de législation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  2. "Surface area of the cantons and municipalities". Statistics Portal - Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Population by canton and municipality 1821 - 2017". Statistics Portal - Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Retrieved 30 December 2017.