Diekirch (canton)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Coordinates: 49°52′N 6°10′E / 49.867°N 6.167°E / 49.867; 6.167
Diekirch
Canton
Country  Luxembourg
Capital Diekirch
 - coordinates 49°52′N 6°10′E / 49.867°N 6.167°E / 49.867; 6.167
Highest point
 - elevation 525 m (1,722 ft)
Lowest point
 - elevation 175 m (574 ft)
Area 204.5 km² (79 sq mi) [1]
Population 32,244 (2017) [2]
Density 158 /km² (409 /sq mi)
Canton 24 February 1843
Subdivisions 10 communes
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166-2 LU-DI
LAU 1 LU00002
Location of the Diekirch canton
Location of the Diekirch canton

Diekirch (Luxembourgish: Dikrech) is a canton in Luxembourg. Its capital is Diekirch.

History[change | change source]

War Monument at Bettendorf

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, and the communes of Ermsdorf and Medernach were merged to make the new commune of Vallée de l'Ernz.[3]

Geography[change | change source]

With an area of 204.5 km2 (79.0 sq mi),[1] and a population (2017) of 32,244, the Diekirch canton has a population density of 157.7 inhabitants/km².[2]

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).[2]

  1. Bettendorf (2,753)
  2. Bourscheid (1,820)
  3. Diekirch (6,472)
  4. Erpeldange-sur-Sûre (2,392)
  5. Ettelbruck (8,833)
  6. Feulen (2,062)
  7. Mertzig (2,115)
  8. Reisdorf (1,202)
  9. Schieren (2,004)
  10. Vallée de l'Ernz (2,591), formed in January 1, 2012 from:[3]

Related pages[change | change source]

Gallery[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 26 April 2014.