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Luxembourg
Canton
Country  Luxembourg
Capital Luxembourg
 - coordinates 49°36′N 6°08′E / 49.6°N 6.133°E / 49.6; 6.133
Highest point
 - elevation 429 m (1,407 ft)
Lowest point
 - elevation 228 m (748 ft)
Area 238.5 km² (92 sq mi)
Population 177,969 (2016)
Density 746 /km² (1,932 /sq mi)
Canton 24 February 1843
Subdivisions 11 communes
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166-2 LU-LU
Location of the Luxembourg canton
Location of the Luxembourg canton

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

It is the only canton, other than Mersch, to be entirely surrounded by other cantons, and therefore not to have an international boundary.

Geography

With an area of 238.5 km2 (92.1 sq mi), and a population (2016) of 177,969, the Luxembourg canton has a population density of 746.2 inhabitants/km².

It is bordered on the north by the Mersch and Grevenmacher cantons, on the southeast by the Remich canton, on the southwest by the Esch-sur-Alzette canton, and on the west by the Capellen canton.

Communes

The Luxembourg canton has 11 communes (2016 population)ː

  1. Bertrange (7,387)
  2. Contern (3,511)
  3. Hesperange (14,650)
  4. Luxembourg (115,227)
  5. Niederanven (5,866)
  6. Sandweiler (3,450)
  7. Schuttrange (4,147)
  8. Steinsel (5,171)
  9. Strassen (8,497)
  10. Walferdange (7,818)
  11. Weiler-la-Tour (2,245)

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