Capellen (canton)

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Coordinates: 49°38′N 6°0′E / 49.633°N 6.000°E / 49.633; 6.000
Capellen
Canton
Country  Luxembourg
Capital Capellen
 - coordinates 49°38′N 6°0′E / 49.633°N 6.000°E / 49.633; 6.000
Highest point
 - elevation 398 m (1,306 ft)
Lowest point
 - elevation 242 m (794 ft)
Area 199.2 km² (77 sq mi) [1]
Population 47,209 (2017) [2]
Density 237 /km² (614 /sq mi)
Canton since 24 February 1843
Subdivisions 10 communes
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166-2 LU-CA
LAU 1 LU00009
Location of the Capellen canton
Location of the Capellen canton

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

History[change | change source]

On 1 January 2012, the communes of Bascharage and Clemency were merged to make the new commune of Käerjeng.[3]

Geography[change | change source]

With an area of 199.2 km2 (76.9 sq mi),[1] and a population (2017) of 47,209, the Capellen canton has a population density of 237.0 inhabitants/km².[2]

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).[2]

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

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Surface area of the cantons and municipalities". Statistics Portal - Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Population by canton and municipality 1821 - 2017". Statistics Portal - Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Retrieved 30 December 2017. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Mémorial A, 2011, No. 110" (PDF) (in French). Service central de législation. Retrieved 20 May 2016.