commune in Luxembourg

Wiltz (Luxembourgish: Wolz) is a commune with city status in north-western Luxembourg, capital of the canton Wiltz. Wiltz is situated along the sides of the river Wiltz.

Town hall of Wiltz
Town hall of Wiltz
Coat of arms of Wiltz
Map showing, in orange, the Wiltz commune
Map showing, in orange, the Wiltz commune
Coordinates: 49°58′0″N 05°56′0″E / 49.96667°N 5.93333°E / 49.96667; 5.93333
Country Luxembourg
 • MayorFrank Arndt
 • Total39.3 km2 (15.2 sq mi)
Highest elevation
506 m (1,660 ft)
Lowest elevation
285 m (935 ft)
 • Total6,730
 • Density170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
WebsiteOfficial website

History change

During World War II, Luxembourg was occupied 10 May 1940 (the first day of the Battle of France). On 31 August 1942, a general strike began in Wiltz that spread throughout the country.

On 1 January 2015, Wiltz absorbed the neighboring commune of Eschweiler.

Geography change

The commune is in the Oesling, a region within the greater Ardennes area. It has an area of 39.3 km2 (15.2 sq mi).[1] The altitude is 285–506 m (935–1,660 ft) high. At the castle, the altitude is 464 m (1,522 ft) high.[3]

Wiltz is surrounded by six communes: Wincrange to the north and northwest, Clervaux to the northeast, Kiischpelt to the east, Goesdorf to the southeast, Lac de la Haute-Sûre to the south and southwest, and Winseler to the west.

Population change

There were 6,730 persons living in the commune in January 2016,[2] for a population density of 171.2 inhabitants/km².

Other towns, besides the town of Wiltz, within the commune are Roullingen and Weidingen.

Evolution of the population in Wiltz

Places of interest change

One of the main features of the town is Wiltz Castle (French: Château de Wiltz, German: Schloss Wiltz, Luxembourgish: Schlass Wolz) which belonged to the former Counts of Wiltz. This castle, which is situated on 600 acres (2.4 km2) of lawns and gardens, contains hundreds of rooms. It was completed in 1727, and the final Count died in 1793.

Twin towns change

Wiltz is twinned withː[4]

Gallery change

Related pages change

References change

  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. "Altitudes of the different localities per cantons (in m)". Statistics Portal - Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  4. "Jumelages et Pactes". Commune de Wiltz. Retrieved 28 December 2017.

Other websites change