The District of Diekirch (French: Diekirch, German: Diekirch, Luxembourgish: Dikrech) was one of three districts of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Its capital was the city of Diekirch.
|Coordinates: 49°52′N 6°10′E / 49.867°N 6.167°ECoordinates: 49°52′N 6°10′E / 49.867°N 6.167°E|
|• Total||1,157.2 km2 (446.8 sq mi)|
|• Density||72/km2 (190/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|ISO 3166 code||LU-D|
In 2015, the districts were abolished.
It was the northernmost of the districts and, with an area of 1,157.2 km2 (446.8 sq mi), the largest of the three districts. It has a population of 83,661 inhabitants and a population density of 72.3 inhabitants/km², the lowest density of all districts.
When the districts were created on 24 February 1843, Diekirch was one of the three of the country.
On 2012, the communes of Heinerscheid and Munshause were made part of the commune of Clervaux; Hosingen, Consthum and Hoscheid were merged to made the new commune of Parc Hosingen; Ermsdorf and Medernach were merged to made the new commune of Vallée de l'Ernz; Heiderscheid and Neunhausen were joined to Esch-sur-Sûre. So the number of communes changed from 43 to 36.
The Diekirch district is bordered to the west and north by Belgium (Belgian provinces of Luxembourg and Liège), to the east by Germany (German Land of Rhineland-Palatinate, to the south by the Luxembourg district and to the southwest by the Grevenmacher district.
The two highest hills in Luxembourg, the Kneiff (560 m [1,837 ft]) and Buurgplaatz (559 m [1,834 ft]), are in this district, in the commune Troisvierges.
The former Diekirch District coincides with the Oesling Region, except for the southern parts.
The Diekirch district has 5 cantons and 36 communes.
Cantons and their communesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Population by canton and municipality 1821 - 2014". Statistics Portal - Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Retrieved 26 April 2014.
- ↑ "Loi du 2 septembre 2015 portant abolition des districts" (PDF) (in French). Service central de législation. Retrieved 20 May 2016.[permanent dead link]
- ↑ (in French and German) "Mémorial A, 1843, No. 17" (PDF). Service central de législation. p. 45. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 26 April 2014.
- ↑ (in French) "Mémorial A, 2011, No. 110" (PDF). Service central de législation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 26 April 2014.
- ↑ (in French) "Recueil de statistiques par commune" (PDF). Statistics Portal - Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. 2003. p. 20. Archived from the original (pdf) on 10 June 2007. Retrieved 26 April 2014.
- ↑ "Surface area of the cantons and municipalities". Statistics Portal - Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Retrieved 26 April 2014.