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Grevenmacher

Gréiwemaacher
GrevenmacherMarktplatz.JPG
Coat of arms of Grevenmacher
Coat of arms
Map of Luxembourg with Grevenmacher highlighted in orange, and the canton in dark red
Map of Luxembourg with Grevenmacher highlighted in orange, and the canton in dark red
Coordinates: 49°40′50″N 6°26′30″E / 49.6806°N 6.4417°E / 49.6806; 6.4417Coordinates: 49°40′50″N 6°26′30″E / 49.6806°N 6.4417°E / 49.6806; 6.4417
Country Luxembourg
CantonGrevenmacher
Government
 • MayorLéon Gloden
Area
 • Total16.48 km2 (6.36 sq mi)
Area rank72nd of 102
Highest elevation
315 m (1,033 ft)
 • Rank99th of 102
Lowest elevation
133 m (436 ft)
 • Rank2nd of 102
Population
(2014)
 • Total4,647
 • Rank30th of 102
 • Density280/km2 (730/sq mi)
 • Density rank25th of 102
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
LAU 2LU00007004
Websitegrevenmacher.lu

Grevenmacher (Luxembourgish: Gréiwemaacher) is a commune with town status in eastern Luxembourg, near the border with Germany. It is the capital of the canton and the district of Grevenmacher. The town is situated on the left bank of the Moselle River, in a wine growing region.

As of 2005, the town of Grevenmacher, which lies in the east of the commune, has a population of 3,734.

The town is the site of one of the six regional headquarters of the Grand Ducal Police.

The old Town Hall

Notable people[edit]

  • Frantz Seimetz (1858–1934) a Luxembourg Impressionist portrait and landscape artist
  • Joseph Lortz (1887–1975) a Roman Catholic church historian, Reformation historian and ecumenist
  • Marcel Paulus (1920–1987) a Luxembourgian footballer, competed in the 1948 Summer Olympics
  • Rob Krier (born 1938) a Luxembourgian sculptor, architect and urban designer
  • Paul Lenert (born 1965) a Luxemburgish economist and journalist
  • Octavie Modert (born 1966) a politician from Luxembourg

Twin towns[edit]

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