Larochette

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Larochette
Fiels
Commune
Aerial view of Larochette and its castle
Aerial view of Larochette and its castle
Coat of arms of Larochette
Coat of arms
Map of Luxembourg with Larochette highlighted in orange, the district in dark grey, and the canton in dark red
Map of Luxembourg with Larochette highlighted in orange, the district in dark grey, and the canton in dark red
Country  Luxembourg
District Luxembourg
Canton Mersch
Government
 • Mayor Pierre Wies
Area
 • Total 15.40 km2 (5.95 sq mi)
Area rank 79th of 116
Highest elevation 420 m (1,380 ft)
 • Rank 43rd of 116
Lowest elevation 266 m (873 ft)
 • Rank 77th of 116
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,977
 • Rank 59th of 116
 • Density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)
 • Density rank 53rd of 116
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
LAU 2 LU00012006
Website larochette.lu

Larochette (Luxembourgish: Fiels, German: Fels) is a commune and town in central Luxembourg, in the canton of Mersch. It is situated on the White Ernz river. The town is dominated by the partly ruined Larochette Castle.

As of 2005, the town of Larochette, which lies in the north-east of the commune, has a population of 1,359. Other towns within the commune include Ernzen.

Meysembourg Castle, located some 2 km south-west of Larochette, has a history dating back to the 12th century. Today's castle was built in 1880 in Neo-Renaissance style and is privately owned.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Le Château de Meysembourg - Larochette", Larochette: Syndicat d'initiative et de tourisme (French) Retrieved 21 March 2011.

Coordinates: 49°47′N 6°13′E / 49.783°N 6.217°E / 49.783; 6.217