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Remich
Canton
Country  Luxembourg
Capital Remich
 - coordinates 49°30′N 6°18′E / 49.5°N 6.3°E / 49.5; 6.3
Highest point
 - elevation 368 m (1,207 ft)
Lowest point
 - elevation 140 m (459 ft)
Area 127.9 km² (49 sq mi)
Population 20,983 (2016)
Density 164 /km² (425 /sq mi)
Canton 24 February 1843
Subdivisions 8 communes
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166-2 LU-RM
Location of the Remich canton
Location of the Remich canton

Remich (Luxembourgish: Réimech) is a canton in the southeast of Luxembourg. Its capital is Remich.

History

On 1 January 2012, the communes of Burmerange and Wellenstein were merged with the commune of Schengen.

Geography

With an area of 127.9 km2 (49.4 sq mi), and a population (2016) of 20,983, the Remich canton has a population density of 164.1 inhabitants/km².

The canton has the Grevenmacher canton to the northeast, the Esch-sur-Alzette canton to the west and the Luxembourg canton to the northwest. The canton of Remich borders, to the east, with two districts of Germanyː Trier-Saarburg and Merzig-Wadern, and to the south with the Moselle department in France.

In the Schengen commune is the point where where three countries meetː Luxembourg, France and Germany.

Communes

The Remich canton has 8 communes (2016 population).

  1. Bous (1,518)
  2. Dalheim (2,045)
  3. Lenningen (1,800)
  4. Mondorf-les-Bains (4,800)
  5. Remich (3,482)
  6. Schengen (4,615)
  7. Stadtbredimus (1,794)
  8. Waldbredimus (929)

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