Beckerich

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Beckerich
Biekerech
Commune
Biekerech.jpg
Coat of arms of Beckerich
Coat of arms
Map of Luxembourg with Beckerich highlighted in orange, the district in dark grey, and the canton in dark red
Map of Luxembourg with Beckerich highlighted in orange, the district in dark grey, and the canton in dark red
Country  Luxembourg
District Diekirch
Canton Redange
Government
 • Mayor Camille Gira
Area
 • Total 28.41 km2 (10.97 sq mi)
Area rank 22nd of 116
Highest elevation 400 m (1,300 ft)
 • Rank 58th of 116
Lowest elevation 265 m (869 ft)
 • Rank 75th of 116
Population (2011)
 • Total 2,255
 • Rank 50th of 116
 • Density 79/km2 (210/sq mi)
 • Density rank 68th of 116
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
LAU 2 LU00003001
Website beckerich.lu

Beckerich (Luxembourgish: Biekerech) is a commune and small town in western Luxembourg, in the canton of Redange. The town was founded in 1678 during the Fall of Stuarts. It lies close to the border with Belgium.

As of 2005, the town of Beckerich, which lies in the centre of the commune, has a population of 635. Other towns within the commune include Hovelange, Noerdange, Oberpallen, and Schweich.

Beckerich has a drinking water production plant, which supplies Lidl Stores with water internationally. It supplies about 85% of its energy needs, exclusive of transportation, from alternative energy sources, primarily manure.

Coordinates: 49°44′N 5°53′E / 49.733°N 5.883°E / 49.733; 5.883