|• Mayor||Mischo Georges (CSV)|
|• Total||14.35 km2 (5.54 sq mi)|
|Area rank||81st of 102|
|Highest elevation||426 m (1,398 ft)|
|• Rank||32nd of 102|
|Lowest elevation||279 m (915 ft)|
|• Rank||84th of 102|
|• Rank||2nd of 102|
|• Density||2,500/km2 (6,500/sq mi)|
|• Density rank||63rd of 102|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxembourgish: Esch-Uelzecht pronounced [ˌæʒ ˈuəltsəɕt] (listen), German: Esch an der Alzette [ˌɛʃ ʔan deːɐ̯ ʔalˈzɛt] or Esch an der Alzig, French: Esch-sur-Alzette) is a commune with city status in south-western Luxembourg, capital of the canton Esch-sur-Alzette.
History[change | change source]
For a long time Esch-sur-Alzette was a small farming village in the valley of the Alzette river. This changed when important amounts of iron ore were found in the area in the 1850s. With the development of the mines and the steel industry the town's population multiplied tenfold in a couple of decades.
On 29 May 1906, Esch-sur-Alzette was promoted to city.
Geography[change | change source]
The commune is in the valley of the Alzette river, a right tributary of the Sauer river and which flows through the town, and has an area of 14.4 km2 (5.6 sq mi). The altitude is 279–426 m (915–1,398 ft) high. At the city hall, the altitude is 287 m (942 ft) high.
Esch-sur-Alzette is surrounded by six communes of Luxembourg: Mondercange to the north, Schifflange to the northeast, Kayl to the east, Rumelange to the southeast and Sanem to the northwest. To the southwest, the commune borders the Audun-le-Tiche commune in the Moselle department of France; and to the west Russange also in the Moselle department.
Population[change | change source]
Evolution of the population in Esch-sur-Alzette
Twinned and partner towns[change | change source]
Gallery[change | change source]
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "Mémorial A, 1906, No. 34" (PDF). Service central de législation. Retrieved 1 June 2016.[permanent dead link](in French and German)
- "Surface area of the cantons and municipalities". Statistics Portal - Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Retrieved 27 May 2016.
- "Altitudes of the different localities per cantons (in m)". Statistics Portal - Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
- "Population by canton and municipality 1821 - 2017". Statistics Portal - Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Retrieved 30 December 2017.
- "Le jumelage, un partenariat stratégique entre villes" (in French). La Ville de Esch-sur-Alzette. Archived from the original on 9 January 2015. Retrieved 1 June 2016.
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Esch-sur-Alzette.|
|Wikivoyage has a travel guide about: Esch-sur-Alzette|
- Official website (in French)