Diekirch facts for kids
General view of Diekirch
Map showing, in orange, Diekirch
|City||since 24 February 1843|
|• Total||12.42 km2 (4.80 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||396 m (1,299 ft)|
|Lowest elevation||187 m (614 ft)|
|• Density||555.23/km2 (1,438.0/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Diekirch (Luxembourgish: Dikrech; from Diet-Kirch, i.e. "people's church") is a commune with city status in north-eastern Luxembourg, capital city of the canton Diekirch and the district of Diekirch. The city is situated on the banks of the Sauer river.
The National Museum of Military History of Luxembourg is in Diekirch.
Diekirch is mentioned in 938 as Theochirica and then as Diecirke in 1182 and Diekirke in 1221. The word Diekirch means, in Luxembourgish, "people's church".
Diekirch is surrounded by four communes: Tandel (Vianden canton) to the north, Bettendorf to the east, Vallée de l'Ernz to the south, and Erpeldange to the west.
|Vallée de l'Ernz|
The city of Diekirch has, as twin cities, the following cities:
- Bitburg, Germany, since 1962
- Arlon, Belgium, since 1962
- Hayange, France, since 1962
- Liberty, Missouri, United States, since 1986
- Monthey, Switzerland, since 1962
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