Esch-sur-Alzette (canton)

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Coordinates: 49°30′N 6°0′E / 49.500°N 6.000°E / 49.500; 6.000
Esch-sur-Alzette
Canton
Country  Luxembourg
Capital Esch-sur-Alzette
 - coordinates 49°30′N 6°0′E / 49.500°N 6.000°E / 49.500; 6.000
Highest point
 - elevation 435 m (1,427 ft)
Lowest point
 - elevation 224 m (735 ft)
Area 242.8 km² (94 sq mi) [1]
Population 172,687 (2017) [2]
Density 711 /km² (1,841 /sq mi)
Canton since 24 February 1843
Subdivisions 14 communes
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166-2 LU-ES
LAU 1 LU00010
Location of the Esch-sur-Alzette canton
Location of the Esch-sur-Alzette canton

Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxembourgish: Esch-Uelzecht) is a canton in the south-west of Luxembourg. Its capital is Esch-sur-Alzette.

Geography[change | change source]

With an area of 242.8 km2 (93.7 sq mi),[1] and a population (2016) of 172,687, the Esch-sur-Alzette canton has a population density of 711.2 inhabitants/km².[2]

The canton borders on the south with the French departments of Moselle and Meurthe-et-Moselle, and with Belgium on the west. In the Pétange commune is the point where where three countries meetː Luxembourg, France and Belgium.

Communes[change | change source]

The Esch-sur-Alzette canton has 14 communes (2017 population).[2]

  1. Bettembourg (10,736)
  2. Differdange (25,402)
  3. Dudelange (20,480)
  4. Esch-sur-Alzette (34,378)
  5. Frisange (4,557)
  6. Kayl (8,982)
  7. Leudelange (2,596)
  8. Mondercange (6,708)
  9. Pétange (18,238)
  10. Reckange-sur-Mess (2,397)
  11. Roeser (6,125)
  12. Rumelange (5,573)
  13. Sanem (16,136)
  14. Schifflange (10,379)

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Surface area of the cantons and municipalities". Statistics Portal - Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Retrieved 23 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.