Diekirch (canton)

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Diekirch
Dikrech
Canton
Kanton DiekirchLocatie.png
Coordinates: 49°48′N 6°12′E / 49.800°N 6.200°E / 49.800; 6.200Coordinates: 49°48′N 6°12′E / 49.800°N 6.200°E / 49.800; 6.200
Country Luxembourg
District Diekirch
Legislative constituency Nord
LAU 1 LU00002
Capital Diekirch
Communes
(cities in bold)
Bettendorf, Bourscheid, Diekirch, Erpeldange, Ettelbruck, Feulen, Mertzig, Reisdorf, Schieren, Vallée de l'Ernz
Area
 • Total 204.51 km2 (78.96 sq mi)
Area rank 8th of 12
Highest elevation(5th of 12) 525 m (1,722 ft)
Lowest elevation(4th of 12) 175 m (574 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 27,634
 • Rank 4th of 12
 • Density 140/km2 (350/sq mi)
 • Density rank 5th of 12

Diekirch is a canton in Luxembourg in Diekirch District, consisting of 10 communes:

It covers an area of 214.93 km² and (as of July 1, 2006) has a population of 26,021. Until January 1, 2006 it also included the community of Bastendorf, which had a land area of 24.44 km². This territory was then ceded to the adjoining Canton of Vianden when Bastendorf decided to join the community of Tandel in that canton.