Diekirch (canton) facts for kids
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|- elevation||525 m (1,722 ft)|
|- elevation||175 m (574 ft)|
|Area||204.5 km² (79 sq mi)|
|Density||158 /km² (409 /sq mi)|
|Canton||24 February 1843|
|- summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
On 1 January 2012, the canton lost the commune of Hoscheid when it was made part of the new commune Parc Hosingen in the Clervaux canton, and the communes of Ermsdorf and Medernach were merged to make the new commune of Vallée de l'Ernz.
With an area of 204.5 km2 (79.0 sq mi), and a population (2017) of 32,244, the Diekirch canton has a population density of 157.7 inhabitants/km².
It is bordered on the north by the cantons Clervaux and Vianden, on the east by the German district of Bitburg-Prüm (part of the Land of Rhineland-Palatinate) and the canton of Echternach, in the south by the canton of Mersch, and to the west by the cantons Redange and Wiltz.
|Wiltz (canton)||Clervaux (canton)||Vianden (canton)|
|Redange (canton)||Mersch (canton)||Echternach (canton)|
The Diekirch canton consists of the following 10 communes (2017 population).
- Bettendorf (2,753)
- Bourscheid (1,820)
- Diekirch (6,472)
- Erpeldange-sur-Sûre (2,392)
- Ettelbruck (8,833)
- Feulen (2,062)
- Mertzig (2,115)
- Reisdorf (1,202)
- Schieren (2,004)
- Vallée de l'Ernz (2,591), formed in January 1, 2012 from:
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