Map showing, in orange, the Mamer commune'
|• Mayor||Gilles Roth|
|• Total||27.5 km2 (10.6 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||353 m (1,158 ft)|
|Lowest elevation||263 m (863 ft)|
|• Density||330/km2 (870/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
History[change | change source]
The Treveri, a Gallic or Celtic tribe, inhabited the region for several hundred years until they were conquered by Julius Caesar in 54 BC. A Celtic necropolis from the 1st century was discovered in the early 1970s on the Juckelsboesch plateau between Mamer and Kehlen.
During the Gallo-Roman era which lasted until about 450, the Romans built and maintained a number of roads in the area including the Kiem (Latin caminus, road) linking Trier to Reims through what is now Mamer. Mambra was a small Roman settlement on the banks of the Mamer river at the eastern end of today's Mamer. The Roman settlement was burnt by Germanic invaders around 276.
The road linking Luxembourg City to Brussels, passing through Mamer, was built in 1790. In 1859, the railway to Brussels was opened, with a station in Mamer.
Geography[change | change source]
The commune has an area of 27.5 km2 (10.6 sq mi). The altitude is 263–353 m (863–1,158 ft) high. At the church, the altitude is 297 m (974 ft) high; the highest point in the commune is Juckelbösch that is 353 m (1,158 ft).
Mamer is surrounded by seven communes of Luxembourg: Koerich and Kehlen to the north, Strassen to the east, Bertrange to the southeast, Dippach to the southwest, Garnich to the west and Steinfort to the northwest. The communes Strassen and Bertrange are part of the Luxembourg canton but the rest are part of the Capellen canton.
Population[change | change source]
Other towns, besides the town of Mamer, within the commune are Capellen and Holzem.
Evolution of the population in Mamer
People from Mamer[change | change source]
- Nicolaus Mameranus (1500–1567), soldier and historian under Emperor Charles V.
- Nicolas Frantz (1889–1985), cyclist, who won the Tour de France in 1927 and 1928.
- Josy Barthel (1927–1992), athlete, who won the 1500 m gold medal at the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki.
Twinned and partner towns[change | change source]
Gallery[change | change source]
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "Surface area of the cantons and municipalities". Statistics Portal - Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Retrieved 27 May 2016.
- "Population by canton and municipality 1821 - 2017". Statistics Portal - Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Retrieved 30 December 2017.
- "La commune en chiffresː Mamer". Gemeng Mamer. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
- "Jumelage". Gemeng Mamer. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Mamer.|
- Official website (French)