General view of Diekirch
Map showing, in orange, Diekirch
|City||since 24 February 1843|
|• Mayor||Claude Haagen (LSAP)|
|• Total||12.42 km2 (4.80 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||396 m (1,299 ft)|
|Lowest elevation||187 m (614 ft)|
|• Density||555.23/km2 (1,438.0/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Diekirch (Luxembourgish: Dikrech; from Diet-Kirch, i.e. "people's church") is a commune with city status in north-eastern Luxembourg, capital city of the canton Diekirch and the district of Diekirch. The city is situated on the banks of the Sauer river.
The National Museum of Military History of Luxembourg is in Diekirch.
Name[change | change source]
Diekirch is mentioned in 938 as Theochirica and then as Diecirke in 1182 and Diekirke in 1221. The word Diekirch means, in Luxembourgish, "people's church".
Geograpy[change | change source]
The town of Diekirch, which lies in the south of the commune, has an area of 12.42 km2 (4.8 sq mi). The altitude is 187–396 m (614–1,299 ft) high. At the church, the altitude is 200 m (660 ft) high.
|Vallée de l'Ernz|
Population[change | change source]
Mascot[change | change source]
Twin cities[change | change source]
The city of Diekirch has, as twin cities, the following cities:
- Bitburg, Germany, since 1962
- Arlon, Belgium, since 1962
- Hayange, France, since 1962
- Liberty, Missouri, United States, since 1986
- Monthey, Switzerland, since 1962
Gallery[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Diekirch.|
|Wikivoyage has a travel guide about: Diekirch|
- "Population by canton and municipality 1821 - 2014". Statistics Portal - Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Retrieved 26 April 2014.
- (Dutch) Maurits Gysseling, Toponymisch Woordenboek van België, Nederland, Luxemburg, Noord-Frankrijk en West-Duitsland (vóór 1226), Tongres, 1960. ("Online version". Retrieved 28 April 2014.
- "Altitudes of the different localities per cantons (in m)". Statistics Portal - Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
- "The donkey, the mascot of the city". Syndicat d'Initiative de la Ville de Diekirch. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
- "Villes jumelées" (in French). Diekirch.lu. Retrieved 28 April 2014.