Septfontaines

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Septfontaines
Simmer
Commune
Coat of arms of Septfontaines
Coat of arms
Map of Luxembourg with Septfontaines highlighted in orange, the district in dark grey, and the canton in dark red
Map of Luxembourg with Septfontaines highlighted in orange, the district in dark grey, and the canton in dark red
Country  Luxembourg
District Luxembourg
Canton Capellen
Government
 • Mayor Marie-Josée Gressnich-Weiler
Area
 • Total 14.96 km2 (5.78 sq mi)
Area rank 83rd of 116
Highest elevation 391 m (1,283 ft)
 • Rank 68th of 116
Lowest elevation 247 m (810 ft)
 • Rank 61st of 116
Population (2011)
 • Total 783
 • Rank 110th of 116
 • Density 52/km2 (140/sq mi)
 • Density rank 89th of 116
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
LAU 2 LU00009010
Website septfontaines.lu

Septfontaines (Luxembourgish: Simmer, German: Simmern) is a commune and small town in western Luxembourg. It is part of the canton of Capellen, which is part of the district of Luxembourg. As of 2001, the town of Septfontaines, which lies in the centre of the commune, has a population of 356. Other towns within the commune include Greisch and Roodt-sur-Eisch.

Septfontaines Castle is one of the castles belonging to the Valley of the Seven Castles. Located high above the village of Septfontaines, the medieval castle is now privately owned.[1]

Name[edit]

Siewebueren Fountain and castle in Septfontaines

The name Septfontaines is a French neologism (the local population is almost entirely Luxembourgish-speaking), derived from the older name Siebenborn (literally, 'seven springs'), which appears as the name of the town in Latin and German documents from the nineteenth century and earlier. This name is also seen in Siewebueren, the name of the town's fountain. The name Siebenborn was often abbreviated 7born in vital records.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Château de Septfontaines", Fortresses, Châteaux, Manoirs. (French) Retrieved 16 March 2011.

Coordinates: 49°42′N 5°58′E / 49.700°N 5.967°E / 49.700; 5.967