Vianden (canton)

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Coordinates: 49°56′N 6°10′E / 49.933°N 6.167°E / 49.933; 6.167
Vianden
Canton
Country  Luxembourg
Capital Vianden
 - coordinates 49°56′N 6°10′E / 49.933°N 6.167°E / 49.933; 6.167
Highest point
 - elevation 542 m (1,778 ft)
Lowest point
 - elevation 190 m (623 ft)
Area 78.5 km² (30 sq mi) [1]
Population 5,162 (2017) [2]
Density 66 /km² (171 /sq mi)
Canton since 24 February 1843
Subdivisions 3 communes
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166-2 LU-VD
LAU 1 LU00004
Location of the Vianden canton
Location of the Vianden canton

Vianden (Luxembourgish: Veianen) is a canton in the north of Luxembourg. Its capital is Vianden.

History[change | change source]

On 1 January 2006, the communes of Bastendorf (in the Diekirch canton) and Fouhren were merged to form the commune of Tandel.[3]

Geography[change | change source]

Vianden is the smallest canton of Luxembourgh, with an area of 78.5 km2 (30.3 sq mi),[1] and a population (2017) of 5,162; it has a population density of 65.8 inhabitants/km².[2]

The canton has the Diekirch canton to the south, southwest and west; and the Clervaux canton to the northwest. To the east, it borders with the Eifelkreis Bitburg-Prüm district (Rhineland-Palatinate state), Germany.

Communes[change | change source]

The Vianden canton has 3 communes (2017 population).[2]

  1. Putscheid (1,123)
  2. Tandel (2,031)
  3. Vianden (2,008)

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, 2004, No. 216" (PDF) (in French). Service central de législation. Retrieved 25 May 2016.