Echternach (canton)

canton in Luxembourg
Coordinates: 49°48′N 6°24′E / 49.800°N 6.400°E / 49.800; 6.400

Echternach (Luxembourgish: Iechternach) is a canton in east Luxembourg. Its capital is Echternach.

Echternach
Canton
Country  Luxembourg
Capital Echternach
 - coordinates 49°48′N 6°24′E / 49.800°N 6.400°E / 49.800; 6.400
Highest point
 - elevation 414 m (1,358 ft)
Lowest point
 - elevation 141 m (463 ft)
Area 185.5 km² (72 sq mi) [1]
Population 18,702 (2017) [2]
Density 101 /km² (262 /sq mi)
Canton since 24 February 1843
Subdivisions 8 communes
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166-2 LU-EC
LAU 1 LU00006
Location of the Echternach canton
Location of the Echternach canton

GeographyEdit

Its area is 185.5 km2 (71.6 sq mi).[1] The population in 2017 was 18,702. The Echternach canton has a population density of 100.8 inhabitants/km².[2]

It is bordered on the north by the German district of Eifelkreis Bitburg-Prüm (part of the Land of Rhineland-Palatinate), to the east by the Trier-Saarburg district (also part of Rhineland-Palatinate), to the south by the Grevenmacher canton and to the west by the Diekirch and the Mersch cantons

Part of this canton is a natural region called the Little Switzerland.

CommunesEdit

The Echternach canton has 8 communes (2017 population).[2]

  1. Beaufort (2,699)
  2. Bech (1,287)
  3. Berdorf (1,870)
  4. Consdorf (1,953)
  5. Echternach (5,530)
  6. Mompach (1,303)
  7. Rosport (2,293)
  8. Waldbillig (1,767)

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Surface area of the cantons and municipalities". Statistics Portal - Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Retrieved 22 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.