Wiltz (canton)

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Coordinates: 49°57′N 5°56′E / 49.950°N 5.933°E / 49.950; 5.933
Wiltz
Canton
Country  Luxembourg
Capital Wiltz
 - coordinates 49°57′N 5°56′E / 49.950°N 5.933°E / 49.950; 5.933
Highest point
 - elevation 537 m (1,762 ft)
Lowest point
 - elevation 233 m (764 ft)
Area 264.6 km² (102 sq mi) [1]
Population 16,449 (2017) [2]
Density 62 /km² (161 /sq mi)
Canton since 24 February 1843
Subdivisions 7 communes
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166-2 LU-WI
LAU 1 LU00005
Location of the Wiltz canton
Location of the Wiltz canton

Wiltz (Luxembourgish: Wolz) is a canton in northwestern Luxembourg. Its capital is Wiltz.

History[change | change source]

On 1 January 1979, the communes of Heiderscheid and Neunhausen were merged with the commune of Esch-sur-Sûre.[3]

Geography[change | change source]

With an area of 264.6 km2 (102.2 sq mi),[1] and a population (2017) of 16,449, the Wiltz canton has a population density of 62.2 inhabitants/km².[2]

The canton has the Clervaux canton to the north, the Diekirch canton to the east and the Redange canton to the south. The canton of Wiltz borders, to the west, with the arrondissement of Arlon, (Belgium).

Communes[change | change source]

The Wiltz canton has 7 communes (2016 population).[2]

  1. Boulaide (1,223)
  2. Esch-sur-Sûre (2,640)
  3. Goesdorf (1,543)
  4. Kiischpelt (1,168)
  5. Lac de la Haute-Sûre (1,860)
  6. Wiltz (6,730)
  7. Winseler (1,285)

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. "Fusion des communes d'Esch/Sûre, Heiderscheid et Neunhausen". Legilux (in French). Government of Luxembourg. Retrieved 13 June 2015.