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Country  Luxembourg
Capital Echternach
 - coordinates 49°48′N 6°24′E / 49.8°N 6.4°E / 49.8; 6.4
Highest point
 - elevation 414 m (1,358 ft)
Lowest point
 - elevation 141 m (463 ft)
Area 185.5 km² (72 sq mi)
Population 18,007 (2016)
Density 97 /km² (251 /sq mi)
Canton 24 February 1843
Subdivisions 8 communes
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166-2 LU-EC
Location of the Echternach canton
Location of the Echternach canton

Echternach (Luxembourgish: Iechternach) is a canton in the east of Luxembourg. The capital is Echternach.


With an area of 185.5 km2 (71.6 sq mi), and a population (2016) of 18,007, the Echternach canton has a population density of 97.1 inhabitants/km².

It is bordered on the north by the German district of Eifelkreis Bitburg-Prüm (part of the Land of Rhineland-Palatinate), to the east by the district of Trier-Saarburg (also part of Rhineland-Palatinate), to the south by the Grevenmacher canton and to the west by the Diekirch and the Mersch cantons

Part of this canton is a natural region called the Little Switzerland.


The Echternach canton has 8 communes (2016 population).

  1. Beaufort (2,545)
  2. Bech (1,231)
  3. Berdorf (1,931)
  4. Consdorf (1,902)
  5. Echternach (5,249)
  6. Mompach (1,283)
  7. Rosport (2,222)
  8. Waldbillig (1,644)

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