Remich

city and commune in Luxembourg

Remich (Luxembourgish: Réimech) is a commune with city status in south-eastern Luxembourg, capital of the canton Remich.

Remich
Réimech
Remich town hall.
Remich town hall.
Coat of arms of Remich
Map showing, in orange, the Remich commune
Map showing, in orange, the Remich commune
Coordinates: 49°32′40″N 6°22′0″E / 49.54444°N 6.36667°E / 49.54444; 6.36667Coordinates: 49°32′40″N 6°22′0″E / 49.54444°N 6.36667°E / 49.54444; 6.36667
Country Luxembourg
CantonRemich
CommuneRemich
Government
 • MayorJacques Sitz
Area
 • Total5.3 km2 (2.0 sq mi)
Highest elevation
253 m (830 ft)
Lowest elevation
142 m (466 ft)
Population
 (2017)[2]
 • Total3,632
 • Density690/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
LAU2LU00008007
WebsiteOfficial website

It is called the Pearl of the Moselle.[3]

HistoryEdit

Remich was a Roman settlement called Remacum. This name changed to the present nameː Remich.[3]

On 24 February 1843, Remich was officially made a city together with Luxembourg City, Diekirch, Grevenmacher, Echternach, Wiltz and Vianden.[4]

GeographyEdit

 
Moselle tourist boats at Remich

Remich lies on the left bank of the Moselle river, which forms part of the border between Luxembourg and Germany.

The commune is the smallest in Luxembourg in area. It has an area of 5.3 km2 (2.0 sq mi).[1] The altitude is 142–253 m (466–830 ft) high.

Remich is surrounded by three communes of Luxembourg: Stadtbredimus to the north, Schengen to the south and Bous to the west. To the northeast, the commune borders the Palzem municipality of the Germersheim district in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate; and to the southeast Perl of the Merzig-Wadern district in the German state of Saarland.

PopulationEdit

There were 3,632 persons living in the commune in 2017,[2] for a population density of 685.3 inhabitants/km².

Evolution of the population in Remich

Twin townsEdit

Remich is twinned with:[5]

GalleryEdit

Related pagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Surface area of the cantons and municipalities". Statistics Portal - Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Retrieved 27 May 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Population by canton and municipality 1821 - 2017". Statistics Portal - Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Retrieved 30 December 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Remich - Découvrir la commune" (in French). Ville de Remich. Archived from the original on 22 June 2016. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  4. "Mémorial A, 1843, No. 17" (PDF). Service central de législation. Retrieved 30 May 2016.(in French and German)
  5. "Jumelage Remich-Bessan" (in French). Ville de Remich. Archived from the original on 30 December 2016. Retrieved 30 May 2016.

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