Canton of Mersch

canton in Luxembourg
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Mersch (Luxembourgish: Miersch) is a canton in the centre of Luxembourg. Its capital is Mersch.

Canton of Mersch
Kanton Miersch
Coat of arms of Canton of Mersch
Coordinates: 49°42′N 6°6′E / 49.700°N 6.100°E / 49.700; 6.100
CountryLuxembourg
Legislative constituencyCentre
LAU 1LU00004
CapitalMersch
Communes
(cities in bold)
Bissen
Colmar-Berg
Fischbach
Heffingen
Helperknapp
Larochette
Lintgen
Lorentzweiler
Mersch
Nommern
Area
 • Total223.9 km2 (86.4 sq mi)
 • Rank6th of 12
Highest elevation436 m (1,430 ft)
Lowest elevation201 m (659 ft)
Population
 (2024)
 • Total36,262
 • Rank5th of 12
 • Density160/km2 (420/sq mi)
  • Rank6th of 12

It is the only canton, other than Luxembourg, to be entirely surrounded by other cantons, and therefore not to have an international boundary.

Geography

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With an area of 223.9 km2 (86.4 sq mi),[1] and a population (2017) of 31,351, the Mersch canton has a population density of 140.0 inhabitants/km².[2]

The canton has the Diekirch canton to the north, the Echternach canton to the east, the Grevenmacher canton to the southeast and the Luxembourg canton to the south. The canton borders, to the west, with the Redange canton.

Communes

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The Mersch canton has 11 communes (2016 population).[2]

  1. Bissen (3,021)
  2. Boevange-sur-Attert (2,375)
  3. Colmar-Berg (2,175)
  4. Fischbach (1,195)
  5. Heffingen (1,317)
  6. Larochette (2,162)
  7. Lintgen (2,902)
  8. Lorentzweiler (3,896)
  9. Mersch (9,195)
  10. Nommern (1,393)
  11. Tuntange (1,720)
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References

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  1. "Surface area of the cantons and municipalities". Statistics Portal - Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Population by canton and municipality 1821 - 2017". Statistics Portal - Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Retrieved 30 December 2017.