Leuk

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Leuk
Coat of arms of Leuk
Coat of arms
Leuk is located in Switzerland
Leuk
Coordinates: 46°17′N 7°38′E / 46.283°N 7.633°E / 46.283; 7.633Coordinates: 46°17′N 7°38′E / 46.283°N 7.633°E / 46.283; 7.633
Country Switzerland
Canton Valais
District Leuk
Government
 • Mayor Gaston Oggier
Area[1]
 • Total 55.36 km2 (21.37 sq mi)
Elevation 731 m (2,398 ft)
Population (Dec 2015[2])
 • Total 3,915
 • Density 70.719/km2 (183.16/sq mi)
Postal code 3953
SFOS number 6110
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
SFSO statistics

Leuk (French Loèche) is a city and 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.

On 1 January 2013 the former municipalities of Erschmatt merged into the municipality of Leuk.

Leuk


  1. Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
  2. Swiss Federal Statistical Office - STAT-TAB, online database – Ständige und nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach institutionellen Gliederungen, Geburtsort und Staatsangehörigkeit (German) accessed 30 August 2016