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Capellen castle.
Capellen castle.
Coordinates: 49°38′40″N 5°59′23″E / 49.64444°N 5.98972°E / 49.64444; 5.98972Coordinates: 49°38′40″N 5°59′23″E / 49.64444°N 5.98972°E / 49.64444; 5.98972
Country Luxembourg
 • MayorGilles Roth
 • Total3.2 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Highest elevation
323 m (1,060 ft)
 • Total1,677
 • Density520/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Capellen (Luxembourgish: Capellen, German: Capellen) is a town in the commune of Mamer, in south-western Luxembourg, 12 km (7.5 mi) west of Luxembourg City.

Despite not having a commune named after it, Capellen gives its name to the canton of Capellen.

History[change | change source]

Capellen lies on the old Roman road, today's Kiemwee, from Trier in Germany to Reims and Paris.

When Luxembourg was divided into cantons in 1840, as a result of disputes between Mamer and Koerich, it was decided that the canton should be named Capellen and that Capellen should become the capital of the canton.

Geography[change | change source]

Capellen has an area of 3.2 km2 (1.2 sq mi). The altitude at the church is 323 m (1,060 ft) high.[1]

Population[change | change source]

There were 1,677, persons living in the commune in 2015,[1] for a population density of 524.1 inhabitants/km².

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Surface area of the cantons and municipalities". Statistics Portal - Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Retrieved 27 May 2016.

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