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Capellen
Canton
Country  Luxembourg
Capital Capellen
 - coordinates 49°38′N 6°0′E / 49.633°N 6°E / 49.633; 6
Highest point
 - elevation 398 m (1,306 ft)
Lowest point
 - elevation 242 m (794 ft)
Area 199.2 km² (77 sq mi)
Population 45,276 (2016)
Density 227 /km² (588 /sq mi)
Canton 24 February 1843
Subdivisions 10 communes
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166-2 LU-CA
Location of the Capellen canton
Location of the Capellen canton

Capellen (Luxembourgish: Kapellen) is a canton in Luxembourg. Its capital is Capellen.

History

On 1 January 2012, the communes of Bascharage and Clemency were merged to make the new commune of Käerjeng.

Geography

With an area of 199.2 km2 (76.9 sq mi), and a population (2016) of 45,276, the Capellen canton has a population density of 227.3 inhabitants/km².

The canton has the Redange canton to the north, the Mersch canton to northeast, the Luxembourg canton to the east and the Esch-sur-Alzette canton to the south. The canton borders, to the west, the arrondissement of Arlon in Belgium.

Communes

The Capellen canton consists of the following 10 communes (2016 population).

  1. Dippach (4,071)
  2. Garnich (2,043)
  3. Hobscheid (3,434)
  4. Käerjeng (10,033)), formed January 1, 2012 from:
    • Bascharage and
    • Clemency
  5. Kehlen (5,457)
  6. Koerich (2,520)
  7. Kopstal (3,448)
  8. Mamer (8,695)
  9. Septfontaines (813)
  10. Steinfort (4,762)

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