Canton of Luxembourg

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Canton of Luxembourg
Coat of arms of Canton of Luxembourg
Canton Luxembourg in Luxembourg.svg
Coordinates: 49°36′N 6°6′E / 49.600°N 6.100°E / 49.600; 6.100Coordinates: 49°36′N 6°6′E / 49.600°N 6.100°E / 49.600; 6.100
CountryLuxembourg
Legislative constituencyCentre
LAU 1LU00003
CapitalLuxembourg
Communes
(cities in bold)
Bertrange
Contern
Hesperange
Luxembourg
Niederanven
Sandweiler
Schuttrange
Steinsel
Strassen
Walferdange
Weiler-la-Tour
Area
 • Total238.5 km2 (92.1 sq mi)
Area rank5th of 12
Highest elevation429 m (1,407 ft)
Lowest elevation228 m (748 ft)
Population
 (2022)
 • Total193,509
 • Rank1st of 12
 • Density810/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
 • Density rank1st of 12

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. "Surface area of the cantons and municipalities". Statistics Portal - Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Population by canton and municipality 1821 - 2017". Statistics Portal - Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Retrieved 30 December 2017.