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Mersch

Miersch
Canton Mersch in Luxembourg.svg
Coordinates: 49°42′N 6°6′E / 49.700°N 6.100°E / 49.700; 6.100Coordinates: 49°42′N 6°6′E / 49.700°N 6.100°E / 49.700; 6.100
CountryLuxembourg
Legislative constituencyCentre
LAU 1LU00004
CapitalMersch
Communes
(cities in bold)
Bissen
Colmar-Berg
Fischbach
Heffingen
Helperknapp
Larochette
Lintgen
Lorentzweiler
Mersch
Nommern
Area
 • Total223.90 km2 (86.45 sq mi)
Area rank6th of 12
Highest elevation436 m (1,430 ft)
Lowest elevation201 m (659 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total32,112
 • Rank5th of 12
 • Density140/km2 (370/sq mi)
 • Density rank6th of 12

Mersch is a canton in the centre of Luxembourg. It is the only canton, other than Luxembourg, to be entirely surrounded by other cantons, and therefore not to have an international boundary. Its capital is Mersch.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Mersch Canton consists of the following ten communes:

Mergers[edit]

  • On 1 January 2018 the former communes of Boevange-sur-Attert and Tuntange were merged to create the commune of Helperknapp. The name "Helperknapp" derives from the name of a hill of the same name located within the commune. [2]

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. ^ "Am 1. Januar in Luxemburgs Gemeinden: Fusionen werden Realität". Luxemburger Wort. 2017-12-31. Retrieved 2018-12-28.