Leuk

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Coordinates: 46°17′N 7°38′E

Leuk
Country Switzerland
Canton Valais
District Leuk
Coordinates 46°17′N 7°38′E
Population 3376   (as of 2002)
Area 44.16 km2 (17.05 sq mi)
Elevation 731 m (2,398 ft)
Postal code 3953
SFOS number 6110
Mayor Gaston Oggier
Localities Briannen, Gampinen, Leuk-Stadt, Pfyn, Pletschen, St. Josephsheim, Susten
Surrounded by Agarn, Albinen, Bratsch, Chandolin, Erschmatt, Guttet-Feschel, Inden, Salgesch, Turtmann, Varen
Twin towns Münchwilen, Thurgau (Switzerland)
Website www.leuk.ch
Leuk is located in Switzerland
Leuk

Leuk (French Loèche) is a municipality of Switzerland and is the capital city of the district of Leuk in the canton of Valais in Switzerland.

Since it controls access to the Gemmipass, it had some importance from the time of Roman Raetia. The Leukerbad hot baths are just North of Leuk, towards the pass.

Loèche houses the installations of Onyx, the Swiss interception system for electronic intelligence gathering.