Capellen (canton)

canton in Luxembourg

Capellen (Luxembourgish: Capellen) is a canton in Luxembourg. Its capital is Capellen.

Capellen
Canton
Country  Luxembourg
Capital Capellen
 - coordinates 49°38′N 6°0′E / 49.633°N 6.000°E / 49.633; 6.000
Highest point
 - elevation 398 m (1,306 ft)
Lowest point
 - elevation 242 m (794 ft)
Area 199.2 km² (77 sq mi) [1]
Population 47,209 (2017) [2]
Density 237 /km² (614 /sq mi)
Canton since 24 February 1843
Subdivisions 10 communes
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166-2 LU-CA
LAU 1 LU00009
Location of the Capellen canton
Location of the Capellen canton

HistoryEdit

On 1 January 2012, the communes of Bascharage and Clemency were merged to make the new commune of Käerjeng.[3]

GeographyEdit

With an area of 199.2 km2 (76.9 sq mi),[1] and a population (2017) of 47,209, the Capellen canton has a population density of 237.0 inhabitants/km².[2]

The canton has the Redange canton to the north, the Mersch canton to northeast, the Luxembourg canton to the east and the Esch-sur-Alzette canton to the south. The canton borders, to the west, the arrondissement of Arlon in Belgium.

CommunesEdit

The Capellen canton consists of the following 10 communes (2017 population).[2]

  1. Dippach (4,178)
  2. Garnich (2,099)
  3. Hobscheid (3,518)
  4. Käerjeng (10,232)), formed January 1, 2012 from:[3]
  5. Kehlen (5,903)
  6. Koerich (2,528)
  7. Kopstal (3,673)
  8. Mamer (9,185)
  9. Septfontaines (812)
  10. Steinfort (5,081)

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Surface area of the cantons and municipalities". Statistics Portal - Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Retrieved 20 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. 3.0 3.1 "Mémorial A, 2011, No. 110" (PDF) (in French). Service central de législation. Retrieved 20 May 2016.