Canton of Diekirch

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

Canton of Diekirch
Kanton Dikrech
Coat of arms of Canton of Diekirch
Coordinates: 49°48′N 6°12′E / 49.800°N 6.200°E / 49.800; 6.200
CountryLuxembourg
Legislative constituencyNord
LAU 1LU00006
CapitalDiekirch
Communes
(cities in bold)
Bettendorf
Bourscheid
Diekirch
Erpeldange
Ettelbruck
Feulen
Mertzig
Reisdorf
Schieren
Vallée de l'Ernz
Area
 • Total204.5 km2 (79.0 sq mi)
 • Rank8th of 12
Highest elevation525 m (1,722 ft)
Lowest elevation175 m (574 ft)
Population
 (2024)
 • Total35,764
 • Rank4th of 12
 • Density170/km2 (450/sq mi)
  • Rank5th of 12

History

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On 1 January 2012, the canton lost the commune of Hoscheid when it was made part of the new commune Parc Hosingen in the Clervaux canton. It lost the communes of Ermsdorf and Medernach when they were combined to make the new commune of Vallée de l'Ernz.[1]

Geography

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With an area of 204.5 square kilometres (79.0 square miles),[2] and a population (2017) of 32,244, the Diekirch canton has a population density of 157.7 inhabitants/km².[3]

It is bordered on the north by the cantons Clervaux and Vianden, on the east by the German district of Bitburg-Prüm (part of the Land of Rhineland-Palatinate) and the canton of Echternach, in the south by the canton of Mersch, and to the west by the cantons Redange and Wiltz.

Communes

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The Diekirch canton consists of the following 10 communes (2017 population).[3]

  1. Bettendorf (2,753)
  2. Bourscheid (1,820)
  3. Diekirch (6,472)
  4. Erpeldange-sur-Sûre (2,392)
  5. Ettelbruck (8,833)
  6. Feulen (2,062)
  7. Mertzig (2,115)
  8. Reisdorf (1,202)
  9. Schieren (2,004)
  10. Vallée de l'Ernz (2,591), formed in January 1, 2012 from:[1]
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References

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Mémorial A, 2011, No. 110" (PDF) (in French). Service central de législation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 26 April 2014.
  2. "Surface area of the cantons and municipalities". Statistics Portal - Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Population by canton and municipality 1821 - 2017". Statistics Portal - Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Retrieved 30 December 2017.