Map of Luxembourg with Esch-sur-Sûre highlighted in orange, the district in dark grey, and the canton in dark red
|• Mayor||Gilles Kintzelé|
|• Total||51.26 km2 (19.79 sq mi)|
|Area rank||7 of 105|
|Highest elevation||529 m (1,736 ft)|
|• Rank||10th of 105|
|Lowest elevation||238 m (781 ft)|
|• Rank||48th of 105|
|• Rank||54th of 105|
|• Density||48/km2 (120/sq mi)|
|• Density rank||91st of 105|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
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[update], 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.
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