Colmar-Berg

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Colmar-Berg
Colmer-Bierg
Commune
Grand Duke's castle
Grand Duke's castle
Coat of arms of Colmar-Berg
Coat of arms
Map of Luxembourg with Colmar-Berg highlighted in orange, the district in dark grey, and the canton in dark red
Map of Luxembourg with Colmar-Berg highlighted in orange, the district in dark grey, and the canton in dark red
Country  Luxembourg
District Luxembourg
Canton Mersch
Government
 • Mayor Fernand Diederich
Area
 • Total 12.31 km2 (4.75 sq mi)
Area rank 97th of 116
Highest elevation 372 m (1,220 ft)
 • Rank 85th of 116
Lowest elevation 201 m (659 ft)
 • Rank 29th of 116
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,888
 • Rank 62nd of 116
 • Density 150/km2 (400/sq mi)
 • Density rank 42nd of 116
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
LAU 2 LU00012001
Website colmar-berg.lu

Colmar-Berg (Luxembourgish: Colmer-Bierg, German: Colmar-Berg) is a commune and town in central Luxembourg, in the canton of Mersch. It is situated at the confluence of the rivers Attert and Alzette.

As of 2005, the town of Colmar-Berg, which lies in the east of the commune, has a population of 1,711. Colmar-Berg is the site of the Grand Duke of Luxembourg's principal residence, Berg Castle. It is also the site of a Goodyear tyre factory.

The commune was known as simply 'Berg' until 25 March 1991.[1]

The "Centre de Formation pour Conducteurs" (French for "Drivers' Training Centre") is also in Colmar-Berg. Every person has to make an "Obligatory Course" after they got their driving license in order for it to become a definitive license. This has to be done in the timespan after three months and before two years after the person passed their practical driving test. For more information see www.cfc.lu.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Mémorial A, 1991, No. 25" (PDF) (in French). Service central de législation. Retrieved 2006-07-18. 

Coordinates: 49°48′43″N 6°05′53″E / 49.81194°N 6.09806°E / 49.81194; 6.09806