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Wiltz

Wolz
Canton Wiltz in Luxembourg.svg
Coordinates: 49°57′N 5°56′E / 49.950°N 5.933°E / 49.950; 5.933Coordinates: 49°57′N 5°56′E / 49.950°N 5.933°E / 49.950; 5.933
CountryLuxembourg
Legislative constituencyNord
LAU 1LU00008
CapitalWiltz
Communes
(cities in bold)
Boulaide
Esch-sur-Sûre
Goesdorf
Kiischpelt
Lac de la Haute-Sûre
Wiltz
Winseler
Area
 • Total264.55 km2 (102.14 sq mi)
Area rank3rd of 12
Highest elevation537 m (1,762 ft)
Lowest elevation233 m (764 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total16,735
 • Rank11th of 12
 • Density63/km2 (160/sq mi)
 • Density rank11th of 12

Wiltz is a canton in northwestern Luxembourg. Its capital is the city of Wiltz. It covers an area of 264.55 km², and as of 2018 it has a population of 16,735.[2]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Wiltz Canton consists of the following seven communes:

Mergers[edit]

  • On 1 January 1979 the former communes of Harlange and Mecher (both from Wiltz Canton) were merged to create the commune of Lac de la Haute-Sûre. The law creating Lac de la Haute-Sûre was passed on 23 December 1978.[3]
  • On 1 January 2006 the former communes of Kautenbach and Wilwerwiltz (both from Wiltz Canton) were merged to create the commune of Kiischpelt. The law creating Kiischpelt was passed on 14 July 2005.[4]
  • On 1 January 2012 the former communes of Heiderscheid and Neunhausen (both from Wiltz Canton) were absorbed into the commune of Esch-sur-Sûre. The law expanding Esch-sur-Sûre was passed on 31 May 2011. [5] [6]
  • On 1 January 2015 the former commune of Eschweiler (from Wiltz Canton) was absorbed into the commune of Wiltz. The law expanding Wiltz was passed on 19 December 2014. [7] [8]

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. ^ "Population by canton and municipality 2018". www.statistiques.public.lu. Statistics portal of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Mémorial A, 1978, No. 89" (PDF) (in French). Service central de législation. Retrieved 11 August 2006.
  4. ^ "Mémorial A, 2005, No. 116" (PDF) (in French). Service central de législation. Retrieved 2006-08-15.
  5. ^ "Fusion des communes d'Esch/Sûre, Heiderscheid et Neunhausen". Legilux. Government of Luxembourg. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Mémorial A, 2011, No. 110" (PDF) (in French). Service central de législation. Retrieved 2015-06-13.
  7. ^ "Eschweiler and Wiltz Municipalities to Merge". 8 July 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  8. ^ "Mémorial A, 2014, No. 252" (PDF) (in French). Service central de législation. Retrieved 2014-12-23.