Echternach facts for kids
Looking east across Echternach.
Map showing, in orange, the Echternach commune
|• Total||20.5 km2 (7.9 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||393 m (1,289 ft)|
|Lowest elevation||154 m (505 ft)|
|• Density||256.0/km2 (663.2/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
The town grew around the walls of the Abbey of Echternach, which was founded in 698 by St. Willibrord, an English monk from Ripon, Northumbria (in present-day North Yorkshire, England), who became the first bishop of Utrecht and worked to Christianize the Frisians.
The abbey were closed during the French revolution in 1797. Echternach was given city rights in the year 1236.
Echternach is surrounded by four communes of Luxembourg: Rosport to the east and south, Bech to the southwest, and Berdorf and Consdorf to the west. To the north, the commune borders the Echternacherbrück municipality of the Bitburg-Prüm district in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate; and to the northwest the Bollendorf municipality, also in the Bitburg-Prüm district of the Rhineland-Palatinate.
|Bollendorf (DE-RP)||Echternacherbrück (DE-RP)|
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