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Country  Luxembourg
Capital Diekirch
 - coordinates 49°52′N 6°10′E / 49.867°N 6.167°E / 49.867; 6.167
Highest point
 - elevation 525 m (1,722 ft)
Lowest point
 - elevation 175 m (574 ft)
Area 204.5 km² (79 sq mi)
Population 31,819 (2016)
Density 156 /km² (404 /sq mi)
Canton 24 February 1843
Subdivisions 10 communes
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166-2 LU-DI
Location of the Diekirch canton
Location of the Diekirch canton

Diekirch (Luxembourgish: Dikrech) is a canton in Luxembourg. Its capital is Diekirch.


War Monument Bettendorf
War Monument at Bettendorf

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 (2016) of 31,819, the Diekirch canton has a population density of 155.6 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.


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

  1. Bettendorf (2,659)
  2. Bourscheid (1,751)
  3. Diekirch (6,896)
  4. Erpeldange (2,396)
  5. Ettelbruck (8,541)
  6. Feulen (1,903)
  7. Mertzig (2,080)
  8. Reisdorf (1,121)
  9. Schieren (1,902)
  10. Vallée de l'Ernz (2,570), formed January 1, 2012 from:
    • Ermsdorf and
    • Medernach

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