Sandweiler

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Sandweiler
Sandweiler
Commune
Sandweiler and Findel
Sandweiler and Findel
Coat of arms of Sandweiler
Coat of arms
Map of Luxembourg with Sandweiler highlighted in orange, the district in dark grey, and the canton in dark red
Map of Luxembourg with Sandweiler highlighted in orange, the district in dark grey, and the canton in dark red
Country  Luxembourg
District Luxembourg
Canton Luxembourg
Government
 • Mayor John Breuskin
Area
 • Total 7.73 km2 (2.98 sq mi)
Area rank 110th of 116
Highest elevation 383 m (1,257 ft)
 • Rank 76th of 116
Lowest elevation 294 m (965 ft)
 • Rank 100th of 116
Population (2011)
 • Total 3,099
 • Rank 42nd of 116
 • Density 400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
 • Density rank 17th of 116
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
LAU 2 LU00011006
Website sandweiler.lu

Sandweiler is a commune and town in southern Luxembourg. It is located east of Luxembourg City.

As of 2005, the town of Sandweiler, which lies in the south-west of the commune, has a population of 2,474. Other settlements within the commune include Findel.

The commune is dominated by Luxembourg-Findel International Airport, Luxembourg's only international airport and the fifth-busiest cargo airport in Europe, which lies to the north and west of the town of Sandweiler. It is also home to the Sandweiler German war cemetery.

It is well located, 5 km from the financial center of Luxembourg (worlds 8th biggest), the European institutions in Kirchberg and the town center.

Sandweiler opens the doors to the world for its residents. With an international airport on its doorstep, major motorway connections linking to Germany, France and Belgium and Luxembourg international railway station only 5 minutes drive.

The commune is surrounded by forests.

Traffic is a big problem for the commune, since it is on a main road with Germany, and many commuters cause traffic jams in the morning. The traffic problems have been made worse by the provision of bus lanes, which have reduced the available space for automobiles.[citation needed]

Economy[edit]

Luxair and Cargolux, two airlines, have their head offices on the grounds of Luxembourg - Findel Airport in Sandweiler.[1][2][3]

DuPont Teijin Films has its headquarters in Sandweiler commune.

Cargolux also has significant presence in the area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Luxair S.A. Notes to the accounts." paperJam. Retrieved on 2 November 2009.
  2. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 108. 
  3. ^ "Network & Offices Luxembourg." Cargolux. Retrieved on 15 May 2010.

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Coordinates: 49°37′N 6°13′E / 49.617°N 6.217°E / 49.617; 6.217