Leuk

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Leuk
Coat of arms of Leuk
Coat of arms
CountrySwitzerland
CantonValais
DistrictLeuk
Government
 • MayorGaston Oggier
Area[1]
 • Total55.15 km2 (21.29 sq mi)
Elevation731 m (2,398 ft)
Population (Dec 2016[2])
 • Total3,947
 • Density72/km2 (190/sq mi)
Postal code3953
SFOS number6110
LocalitiesBriannen, Gampinen, Leuk-Stadt, Pfyn, Pletschen, St. Josephsheim, Susten
Surrounded byAgarn, Albinen, Bratsch, Chandolin, Erschmatt, Guttet-Feschel, Inden, Salgesch, Turtmann, Varen
Twin townsMünchwilen, Thurgau (Switzerland)
Websitewww.leuk.ch
SFSO statistics

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.

On 1 January 2013 the former municipality 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 2017