Mertzig

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Mertzig
Mäerzeg
Commune
Coat of arms of Mertzig
Coat of arms
Map of Luxembourg with Mertzig highlighted in orange, the district in dark grey, and the canton in dark red
Map of Luxembourg with Mertzig highlighted in orange, the district in dark grey, and the canton in dark red
Country  Luxembourg
District Diekirch
Canton Diekirch
Government
 • Mayor Claude Staudt
Area
 • Total 11.10 km2 (4.29 sq mi)
Area rank 102nd of 116
Highest elevation 409 m (1,342 ft)
 • Rank 50th of 116
Lowest elevation 302 m (991 ft)
 • Rank 104th of 116
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,695
 • Rank 70th of 116
 • Density 150/km2 (400/sq mi)
 • Density rank 43rd of 116
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
LAU 2 LU00002011
Website mertzig.lu

Mertzig (Luxembourgish: Mäerzeg) is a commune and town in central Luxembourg. It is part of the canton of Diekirch, which is part of the district of Diekirch.

As of 2005, the town of Mertzig, which lies in the centre of the commune, has a population of 1,439.

Mertzig was formed on 30 December 1874, when it was detached from the commune of Feulen. The law forming Mertzig was passed on 20 November 1874.[1]

Footballer Wimm Fledermaus once managed a hotel in Mertzig.

Mertzig town hall

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ (French)/(German) "Mémorial A, 1874, No. 34" (PDF). Service central de législation. Retrieved 2006-08-15. 

Coordinates: 49°50′N 6°00′E / 49.833°N 6.000°E / 49.833; 6.000