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Esch-sur-Alzette
Canton
Country  Luxembourg
Capital Esch-sur-Alzette
 - coordinates 49°30′N 6°0′E / 49.5°N 6°E / 49.5; 6
Highest point
 - elevation 435 m (1,427 ft)
Lowest point
 - elevation 224 m (735 ft)
Area 242.8 km² (94 sq mi)
Population 167,955 (2016)
Density 692 /km² (1,792 /sq mi)
Canton 24 February 1843
Subdivisions 14 communes
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166-2 LU-ES
Location of the Esch-sur-Alzette canton
Location of the Esch-sur-Alzette canton

Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxembourgish: Esch-Uelzecht) is a canton in the south-west of Luxembourg. Its capital is Esch-sur-Alzette.

Geography

With an area of 242.8 km2 (93.7 sq mi), and a population (2016) of 167,955, the Esch-sur-Alzette canton has a population density of 691.7 inhabitants/km².

The canton borders on the south with the French departments of Moselle and Meurthe-et-Moselle, and with Belgium on the west. In the Pétange commune is the point where where three countries meetː Luxembourg, France and Belgium.

Communes

The Esch-sur-Alzette canton has 14 communes (2016 population).

  1. Bettembourg (10,400)
  2. Differdange (24,805)
  3. Dudelange (20,003)
  4. Esch-sur-Alzette (33,939)
  5. Frisange (4,344)
  6. Kayl (8,247)
  7. Leudelange (2,445)
  8. Mondercange (6,510)
  9. Pétange (17,973)
  10. Reckange-sur-Mess (2,304)
  11. Roeser (5,891)
  12. Rumelange (5,422)
  13. Sanem (15,748)
  14. Schifflange (9,924)

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