Canton of Diekirch
Canton of Diekirch
|Coordinates: 49°48′N 6°12′E / 49.800°N 6.200°ECoordinates: 49°48′N 6°12′E / 49.800°N 6.200°E|
(cities in bold)
Vallée de l'Ernz
|• Total||204.5 km2 (79.0 sq mi)|
|Area rank||8th of 12|
|Highest elevation||525 m (1,722 ft)|
|Lowest elevation||175 m (574 ft)|
|• Rank||4th of 12|
|• Density||170/km2 (430/sq mi)|
|• Density rank||5th of 12|
Diekirch (Luxembourgish: Dikrech) is a canton in Luxembourg. Its capital is Diekirch.
History[change | change source]
On 1 January 2012, the canton lost the commune of Hoscheid when it was made part of the new commune Parc Hosingen in the Clervaux canton. It lost the communes of Ermsdorf and Medernach when they were combined to make the new commune of Vallée de l'Ernz.
Geography[change | change source]
With an area of 204.5 square kilometres (79.0 square miles), and a population (2017) of 32,244, the Diekirch canton has a population density of 157.7 inhabitants/km².
It is bordered on the north by the cantons Clervaux and Vianden, on the east by the German district of Bitburg-Prüm (part of the Land of Rhineland-Palatinate) and the canton of Echternach, in the south by the canton of Mersch, and to the west by the cantons Redange and Wiltz.
Communes[change | change source]
The Diekirch canton consists of the following 10 communes (2017 population).
- Bettendorf (2,753)
- Bourscheid (1,820)
- Diekirch (6,472)
- Erpeldange-sur-Sûre (2,392)
- Ettelbruck (8,833)
- Feulen (2,062)
- Mertzig (2,115)
- Reisdorf (1,202)
- Schieren (2,004)
- Vallée de l'Ernz (2,591), formed in January 1, 2012 from:
Gallery[change | change source]
War Monument at Bettendorf
Community house in Miedernach
View of Ermsdorf
General view of Folkendange
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- ↑ 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 26 April 2014.
- ↑ "Surface area of the cantons and municipalities". Statistics Portal - Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 "Population by canton and municipality 1821 - 2017". Statistics Portal - Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Retrieved 30 December 2017.