Canton of Esch-sur-Alzette

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Caton of Esch-sur-Alzette
Kanton Esch-Uelzecht
Coat of arms of Caton of Esch-sur-Alzette
Canton Esch-sur-Alzette in Luxembourg.svg
Coordinates: 49°30′N 6°0′E / 49.500°N 6.000°E / 49.500; 6.000Coordinates: 49°30′N 6°0′E / 49.500°N 6.000°E / 49.500; 6.000
CountryLuxembourg
Legislative constituencySud
LAU 1LU00002
CapitalEsch-sur-Alzette
Communes
(cities in bold)
Bettembourg
Differdange
Dudelange
Esch-sur-Alzette
Frisange
Kayl
Leudelange
Mondercange
Pétange
Reckange-sur-Mess
Roeser
Rumelange
Sanem
Schifflange
Area
 • Total242.8 km2 (93.7 sq mi)
Area rank4th of 12
Highest elevation435 m (1,427 ft)
Lowest elevation224 m (735 ft)
Population
 (2022)
 • Total185,184
 • Rank2nd of 12
 • Density760/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
 • Density rank2nd of 12

Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxembourgish: Esch-Uelzecht) is a canton in the south-west of Luxembourg. Its capital is Esch-sur-Alzette.

Geography[change | change source]

With an area of 242.8 km2 (93.7 sq mi),[1] and a population (2016) of 172,687, the Esch-sur-Alzette canton has a population density of 711.2 inhabitants/km².[2]

The canton borders on the south with the French departments of Moselle and Meurthe-et-Moselle, and with Belgium on the west. In the Pétange commune is the point where where three countries meetː Luxembourg, France and Belgium.

Communes[change | change source]

The Esch-sur-Alzette canton has 14 communes (2017 population).[2]

  1. Bettembourg (10,736)
  2. Differdange (25,402)
  3. Dudelange (20,480)
  4. Esch-sur-Alzette (34,378)
  5. Frisange (4,557)
  6. Kayl (8,982)
  7. Leudelange (2,596)
  8. Mondercange (6,708)
  9. Pétange (18,238)
  10. Reckange-sur-Mess (2,397)
  11. Roeser (6,125)
  12. Rumelange (5,573)
  13. Sanem (16,136)
  14. Schifflange (10,379)

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Surface area of the cantons and municipalities". Statistics Portal - Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Population by canton and municipality 1821 - 2017". Statistics Portal - Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Retrieved 30 December 2017.

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