Bettembourg

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Bettembourg
Beetebuerg
Commune
Bettembourg seen from the Äppelbierg
Bettembourg seen from the Äppelbierg
Coat of arms of Bettembourg
Coat of arms
Map of Luxembourg with Bettembourg highlighted in orange, the district in dark grey, and the canton in dark red
Map of Luxembourg with Bettembourg highlighted in orange, the district in dark grey, and the canton in dark red
Country  Luxembourg
District Luxembourg
Canton Esch-sur-Alzette
Government
 • Mayor Roby Biwer
Area
 • Total 21.49 km2 (8.30 sq mi)
Area rank 47th of 116
Highest elevation 338 m (1,109 ft)
 • Rank 100th of 116
Lowest elevation 267 m (876 ft)
 • Rank 78th of 116
Population (2011)
 • Total 9,722
 • Rank 8th of 116
 • Density 450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
 • Density rank 16th of 116
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
LAU 2 LU00010001
Website bettembourg.lu

Bettembourg (Luxembourgish: Beetebuerg, German: Bettemburg) is a commune and town in southern Luxembourg. It is part of the canton of Esch-sur-Alzette, which is part of the district of Luxembourg.

As of 2005, the town of Bettembourg, which lies in the east of the commune, has a population of 7,157. Other towns within the commune include Abweiler, Fennange, Huncherange, and Noertzange.

The Parc Merveilleux children's amusement park is located just outside Bettembourg.[1] Bettembourg Castle, located in the centre of the town, has a history starting in 1733 when it was built as the residence of a farming family. Today it houses the offices and services of the local commune and acts as the town hall of Bettembourg.[2]

Bettembourg church

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parc Merveilleux", Luxembourg Tourist Office, London. Retrieved 19 February 2011.
  2. ^ "Historique du château de Bettembourg", Administration Communale de Bettembourg. (French) Retrieved 28 March 2011

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Coordinates: 49°31′N 6°06′E / 49.517°N 6.100°E / 49.517; 6.100