Mersch (canton)

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Coordinates: 49°42′N 6°6′E / 49.700°N 6.100°E / 49.700; 6.100
Mersch
Canton
Country  Luxembourg
Capital Mersch
 - coordinates 49°42′N 6°6′E / 49.700°N 6.100°E / 49.700; 6.100
Highest point
 - elevation 436 m (1,430 ft)
Lowest point
 - elevation 201 m (659 ft)
Area 223.9 km² (86 sq mi) [1]
Population 31,351 (2017) [2]
Density 140 /km² (363 /sq mi)
Canton since 24 February 1843
Subdivisions 11 communes
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166-2 LU-ME
LAU 1 LU00012
Location of the Mersch canton
Location of the Mersch canton

Mersch (Luxembourgish: Miersch) is a canton in the centre of Luxembourg. Its capital is Mersch.

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

Geography[change | change source]

With an area of 223.9 km2 (86.4 sq mi),[1] and a population (2017) of 31,351, the Mersch canton has a population density of 140.0 inhabitants/km².[2]

The canton has the Diekirch canton to the north, the Echternach canton to the east, the Grevenmacher canton to the southeast and the Luxembourg canton to the south. The canton borders, to the west, with the Redange canton.

Communes[change | change source]

The Mersch canton has 11 communes (2016 population).[2]

  1. Bissen (3,021)
  2. Boevange-sur-Attert (2,375)
  3. Colmar-Berg (2,175)
  4. Fischbach (1,195)
  5. Heffingen (1,317)
  6. Larochette (2,162)
  7. Lintgen (2,902)
  8. Lorentzweiler (3,896)
  9. Mersch (9,195)
  10. Nommern (1,393)
  11. Tuntange (1,720)

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Surface area of the cantons and municipalities". Statistics Portal - Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Retrieved 23 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.