Luxembourg (canton)

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Coordinates: 49°36′N 6°08′E / 49.600°N 6.133°E / 49.600; 6.133
Luxembourg
Canton
Country  Luxembourg
Capital Luxembourg
 - coordinates 49°36′N 6°08′E / 49.600°N 6.133°E / 49.600; 6.133
Highest point
 - elevation 429 m (1,407 ft)
Lowest point
 - elevation 228 m (748 ft)
Area 238.5 km² (92 sq mi) [1]
Population 179,369 (2017) [2]
Density 752 /km² (1,948 /sq mi)
Canton since 24 February 1843
Subdivisions 11 communes
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166-2 LU-LU
LAU 1 LU00011
Location of the Luxembourg canton
Location of the Luxembourg canton

Luxembourg (Luxembourgish: Lëtzebuerg) is a canton in Luxembourg. Its capital is Luxembourg.

It is the only canton, other than Mersch, to be entirely surrounded by other cantons, and therefore not to have an international boundary.

Geography[change | change source]

With an area of 238.5 km2 (92.1 sq mi),[1] and a population (2017) of 179,369, the Luxembourg canton has a population density of 752.1 inhabitants/km².[2]

It is bordered on the north by the Mersch and Grevenmacher cantons, on the southeast by the Remich canton, on the southwest by the Esch-sur-Alzette canton, and on the west by the Capellen canton.

Communes[change | change source]

The Luxembourg canton has 11 communes (2017 population)ː[2]

  1. Bertrange (7,999)
  2. Contern (3,736)
  3. Hesperange (15,049)
  4. Luxembourg (114,303)
  5. Niederanven (6,090)
  6. Sandweiler (3,592)
  7. Schuttrange (4,028)
  8. Steinsel (5,311)
  9. Strassen (8,828)
  10. Walferdange (8,046)
  11. Weiler-la-Tour (2,387)

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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 20 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.