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Wiltz
Canton
Country  Luxembourg
Capital Wiltz
 - coordinates 49°57′N 5°56′E / 49.95°N 5.933°E / 49.95; 5.933
Highest point
 - elevation 537 m (1,762 ft)
Lowest point
 - elevation 233 m (764 ft)
Area 264.6 km² (102 sq mi)
Population 15,680 (2016)
Density 59 /km² (153 /sq mi)
Canton 24 February 1843
Subdivisions 7 communes
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166-2 LU-WI
Location of the Wiltz canton
Location of the Wiltz canton

Wiltz (Luxembourgish: Wolz) is a canton in northwestern Luxembourg. Its capital is Wiltz.

History

On 1 January 1979, the communes of Heiderscheid and Neunhausen were merged with the commune of Esch-sur-Sûre..

Geography

With an area of 264.6 km2 (102.2 sq mi), and a population (2016) of 15,680, the Wiltz canton has a population density of 59.3 inhabitants/km².

The canton has the Clervaux canton to the north, the Diekirch canton to the east and the Redange canton to the south. The canton of Wiltz borders, to the west, with the arrondissement of Arlon, (Belgium).

Communes

The Wiltz canton has 7 communes (2016 population).

  1. Boulaide (1,122)
  2. Esch-sur-Sûre (2,572)
  3. Goesdorf (1,466)
  4. Kiischpelt (1,114)
  5. Lac de la Haute-Sûre (1,722)
  6. Wiltz (6,522)
  7. Winseler (1,162)

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