Esch-sur-Sûre

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Esch-sur-Sûre
Esch-Sauer
Commune
Aerial view
Aerial view
Coat of arms of Esch-sur-Sûre
Coat of arms
Map of Luxembourg with Esch-sur-Sûre highlighted in orange, the district in dark grey, and the canton in dark red
Map of Luxembourg with Esch-sur-Sûre highlighted in orange, the district in dark grey, and the canton in dark red
Country  Luxembourg
District Diekirch
Canton Wiltz
Government
 • Mayor Gilles Kintzele
Area
 • Total 6.76 km2 (2.61 sq mi)
Area rank 115th of 116
Highest elevation 495 m (1,624 ft)
 • Rank 27th of 116
Lowest elevation 267 m (876 ft)
 • Rank 78th of 116
Population (2011)
 • Total 293
 • Rank 116th of 116
 • Density 43/km2 (110/sq mi)
 • Density rank 94th of 116
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
LAU 2 LU00005002
Website esch-sur-sure.lu

Esch-sur-Sûre (Luxembourgish: Esch-Sauer, German: Esch-Sauer) is a commune and small town in north-western Luxembourg. It is part of the canton of Wiltz, which is part of the district of Diekirch. The commune is the second smallest in area in Luxembourg (after Remich).

As of 2005, the town of Esch-sur-Sûre, which lies in the north of the commune, has a population of 314.

Esch-sur-Sûre is situated by the river Sauer, just east and downstream of the artificial Upper Sûre Lake. The town's prominent castle, and the main part of the town below, sit on a spur of a land within a sharp meander of the river.

The suffix to its name distinguishes Esch-sur-Sûre from the city of Esch-sur-Alzette, which is often known just as Esch.

Immediately above the town, the river has been dammed to form a hydroelectric reservoir extending some 6 miles (10 km) up the valley. The Upper Sûre dam was built in the 1960s to meet the country's drinking water needs.

Bridge over the Sûre

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Coordinates: 49°55′N 5°56′E / 49.917°N 5.933°E / 49.917; 5.933