Capellen

town in Luxembourg

Capellen (Luxembourgish: Capellen, German: Capellen) is a town in the commune of Mamer, in south-western Luxembourg, 12 km (7.5 mi) west of Luxembourg City.

Capellen

Capellen
Capellen castle.
Capellen castle.
Coordinates: 49°38′40″N 5°59′23″E / 49.64444°N 5.98972°E / 49.64444; 5.98972Coordinates: 49°38′40″N 5°59′23″E / 49.64444°N 5.98972°E / 49.64444; 5.98972
Country Luxembourg
CantonCapellen
CommuneMamer
Government
 • MayorGilles Roth
Area
 • Total3.2 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Highest elevation
323 m (1,060 ft)
Population
 (2015)[1]
 • Total1,677
 • Density520/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Despite not having a commune named after it, Capellen gives its name to the canton of Capellen.

HistoryEdit

Capellen lies on the old Roman road, today's Kiemwee, from Trier in Germany to Reims and Paris.

When Luxembourg was divided into cantons in 1840, as a result of disputes between Mamer and Koerich, it was decided that the canton should be named Capellen and that Capellen should become the capital of the canton.

GeographyEdit

Capellen has an area of 3.2 km2 (1.2 sq mi). The altitude at the church is 323 m (1,060 ft) high.[1]

PopulationEdit

There were 1,677, persons living in the commune in 2015,[1] for a population density of 524.1 inhabitants/km².

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Surface area of the cantons and municipalities". Statistics Portal - Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Retrieved 27 May 2016.

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