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Diekirch (canton)

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Diekirch

Dikrech
Canton Diekirch in Luxembourg.svg
Coordinates: 49°48′N 6°12′E / 49.800°N 6.200°E / 49.800; 6.200Coordinates: 49°48′N 6°12′E / 49.800°N 6.200°E / 49.800; 6.200
CountryLuxembourg
Legislative constituencyNord
LAU 1LU00006
CapitalDiekirch
Communes
(cities in bold)
Bettendorf
Bourscheid
Diekirch
Erpeldange
Ettelbruck
Feulen
Mertzig
Reisdorf
Schieren
Vallée de l'Ernz
Area
 • Total204.51 km2 (78.96 sq mi)
Area rank8th of 12
Highest elevation525 m (1,722 ft)
Lowest elevation175 m (574 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total32,543
 • Rank4th of 12
 • Density160/km2 (410/sq mi)
 • Density rank5th of 12

Diekirch is a canton in the north of Luxembourg. Its capital is Diekirch. Neither the canton, town, or commune of Diekirch should be confused with the former district of Diekirch, one of three administrative units in Luxembourg abolished in October 2015.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Diekirch Canton consists of the following ten communes:

Mergers[edit]

  • On 1 January 2006 the former commune of Bastendorf (from Diekirch Canton) was merged with the former commune of Fouhren (from Vianden Canton) to create the commune of Tandel (in Vianden Canton). The law creating Tandel was passed on 21 December 2004.[2] Therefore, Diekirch Canton ceded 24.44 km² of land into Vianden Canton.
  • On 1 January 2012 the former communes of Ermsdorf and Medernach (both from Diekirch Canton) were merged to create the commune of Vallée de l'Ernz. The law creating the Vallée de l'Ernz was passed on 24 May 2011.[3]

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, 2004, No. 216" (PDF) (in French). Service central de législation. Retrieved 2006-08-15.
  3. ^ "Mémorial A, 2011, No. 110" (PDF) (in French). Service central de législation. Retrieved 2012-01-02.