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Capellen

Kapellen
Canton Capellen in Luxembourg.svg
Coordinates: 49°38′N 6°00′E / 49.633°N 6.000°E / 49.633; 6.000Coordinates: 49°38′N 6°00′E / 49.633°N 6.000°E / 49.633; 6.000
CountryLuxembourg
Legislative constituencySud
LAU 1LU00001
CapitalCapellen
Communes
(cities in bold)
Dippach
Garnich
Habscht
Käerjeng
Kehlen
Koerich
Kopstal
Mamer
Steinfort
Area
 • Total199.21 km2 (76.92 sq mi)
Area rank9th of 12
Highest elevation398 m (1,306 ft)
Lowest elevation242 m (794 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total48,187
 • Rank3rd of 12
 • Density240/km2 (630/sq mi)
 • Density rank3rd of 12

Capellen is a canton in southwestern Luxembourg. Its capital is Capellen (in the commune of Mamer).

Administrative divisions[edit]

Capellen Canton consists of the following nine communes:

Mergers[edit]

  • On 1 January 2012 the former communes of Bascharage and Clemency (both from Capellen Canton) were merged to create the commune of Käerjeng. The law creating Käerjeng was passed on 24 May 2011.[2]
  • On 1 January 2018 the former communes of Hobscheid and Septfontaines (both from Capellen Canton) were merged to create the commune of Habscht. The law creating Habscht was passed on 24 December 2017.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population by canton and municipality 2018". www.statistiques.public.lu. Statistics portal of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Mémorial A, 2011, No. 110" (PDF) (in French). Service central de législation. Retrieved 2012-01-02.
  3. ^ wort.lu: "Ja" aus Simmern, Böwingen, Tüntingen, Eschweiler und Wiltz, abgerufen am 14. Februar 2015
  4. ^ wort.lu: "Ja" zur „Gemeng Habscht“, abgerufen am 14. Februar 2015