Canton of Echternach

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

Canton of Echternach
Kanton Iechternach
Coat of arms of Canton of Echternach
Coordinates: 49°48′N 6°24′E / 49.800°N 6.400°E / 49.800; 6.400
CountryLuxembourg
Legislative constituencyEst
LAU 1LU00010
CapitalEchternach
Communes
(cities in bold)
Beaufort
Bech
Berdorf
Consdorf
Echternach
Rosport-Mompach
Waldbillig
Area
 • Total185.5 km2 (71.6 sq mi)
 • Rank10th of 12
Highest elevation414 m (1,358 ft)
Lowest elevation141 m (463 ft)
Population
 (2024)
 • Total20,283
 • Rank8th of 12
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
  • Rank8th of 12

Geography

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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.

Communes

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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)
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References

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  1. "Surface area of the cantons and municipalities". Statistics Portal - Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Population by canton and municipality 1821 - 2017". Statistics Portal - Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Retrieved 30 December 2017.