Hesperange

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Hesperange
Hesper
Commune
The fortress
The fortress
Coat of arms of Hesperange
Coat of arms
Map of Luxembourg with Hesperange highlighted in orange, the district in dark grey, and the canton in dark red
Map of Luxembourg with Hesperange highlighted in orange, the district in dark grey, and the canton in dark red
Country  Luxembourg
District Luxembourg
Canton Luxembourg
Government
 • Mayor Marie-Thérèse Gantenbein-Koullen
Area
 • Total 27.22 km2 (10.51 sq mi)
Area rank 27th of 116
Highest elevation 334 m (1,096 ft)
 • Rank 102nd of 116
Lowest elevation 255 m (837 ft)
 • Rank 65th of 116
Population (2011)
 • Total 12,786
 • Rank 7th of 116
 • Density 470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
 • Density rank 15th of 116
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
LAU 2 LU00011004
Website hesperange.lu

Hesperange (Luxembourgish: Hesper, German: Hesperingen) is a commune and town in southern Luxembourg. It is located south-east of Luxembourg City.

The total population of the commune is 13,103 persons. This breaks down into 6,442 Luxembourgers, 1,480 Portuguese, 1,318 French, 865 Italians, 443 Belgians, 427 Germans, and 2,128 persons of other nationalities.

As of 2008, the town of Hesperange, which lies in the centre of the commune, has a population of 2,376. Other towns within the commune include Alzingen, Fentange, Howald, and Itzig. Each of these five towns has a population of over 1,000, making Hesperange unique amongst Luxembourgian communes in having five towns with over a thousand inhabitants (see: List of towns in Luxembourg by population).

The mayor of the commune is Marc Lies.

Hesperange is home of FC Swift Hesperange, a football club that plays in the top-flight National Division. The club's home games are played at Stade Alphonse Theis. They have won the Luxembourg Cup on one occasion (1989–90).

Hesperange Castle, now a ruin, has a history dating from the 13th century.[1]

Photo gallery[edit]

Twin town[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hesperange: History", Association des châteaux luxembourgeois. Retrieved 3 April 2011.

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Coordinates: 49°34′N 6°09′E / 49.567°N 6.150°E / 49.567; 6.150