Remich (canton)

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Coordinates: 49°30′N 6°18′E / 49.500°N 6.300°E / 49.500; 6.300
Remich
Canton
Country  Luxembourg
Capital Remich
 - coordinates 49°30′N 6°18′E / 49.500°N 6.300°E / 49.500; 6.300
Highest point
 - elevation 368 m (1,207 ft)
Lowest point
 - elevation 140 m (459 ft)
Area 127.9 km² (49 sq mi) [1]
Population 21,987 (2017) [2]
Density 172 /km² (445 /sq mi)
Canton since 24 February 1843
Subdivisions 8 communes
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166-2 LU-RM
LAU 1 LU00008
Location of the Remich canton
Location of the Remich canton

Remich (Luxembourgish: Réimech) is a canton in the southeast of Luxembourg. Its capital is Remich.

History[change | change source]

On 1 January 2012, the communes of Burmerange and Wellenstein were merged with the commune of Schengen.[3]

Geography[change | change source]

With an area of 127.9 km2 (49.4 sq mi),[1] and a population (2017) of 21,987, the Remich canton has a population density of 171.9 inhabitants/km².[2]

The canton has the Grevenmacher canton to the northeast, the Esch-sur-Alzette canton to the west and the Luxembourg canton to the northwest. The canton of Remich borders, to the east, with two districts of Germanyː Trier-Saarburg and Merzig-Wadern, and to the south with the Moselle department in France.

In the Schengen commune is the point where where three countries meetː Luxembourg, France and Germany.

Communes[change | change source]

The Remich canton has 8 communes (2016 population).[2]

  1. Bous (1,553)
  2. Dalheim (2,148)
  3. Lenningen (1,886)
  4. Mondorf-les-Bains (4,999)
  5. Remich (3,632)
  6. Schengen (4,805)
  7. Stadtbredimus (1,866)
  8. Waldbredimus (1,098)

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 25 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.
  3. "Mémorial A, 2011, No. 110" (PDF) (in French). Service central de législation. Retrieved 25 May 2016.