Steinfort

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Steinfort
Stengefort
Commune
Steinfort aerial view.jpg
Coat of arms of Steinfort
Coat of arms
Map of Luxembourg with Steinfort highlighted in orange, the district in dark grey, and the canton in dark red
Map of Luxembourg with Steinfort highlighted in orange, the district in dark grey, and the canton in dark red
Country  Luxembourg
District Luxembourg
Canton Capellen
Government
 • Mayor Jean-Marie Wirth
Area
 • Total 12.16 km2 (4.70 sq mi)
Area rank 99th of 116
Highest elevation 349 m (1,145 ft)
 • Rank 98th of 116
Lowest elevation 288 m (945 ft)
 • Rank 98th of 116
Population (2011)
 • Total 4,405
 • Rank 29th of 116
 • Density 360/km2 (940/sq mi)
 • Density rank 21st of 116
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
LAU 2 LU00009011
Website steinfort.lu

Steinfort (Luxembourgish: Stengefort) is a commune and town in western Luxembourg. It is part of the canton of Capellen, which is part of the district of Luxembourg.

As of 2005, the town of Steinfort, which lies in the north of the commune, has a population of 2,184. Other towns within the commune include Hagen, Kleinbettingen and Grass.

Transport[edit]

Road[edit]

Steinfort lies at the Belgian/Luxembourg border on the Route d'Arlon, the original road linking Luxembourg City to Arlon.

Rail[edit]

Steinfort[1] was served by a railway that stretched from Pétange to Ettelbruck in the north of the country. Despite the line's closure in 1967, the rails were never lifted and old rail infrastructure is still visible through Steinfort, where it crosses Route D'Arlon at a level crossing.

Nearest railway stations[edit]

Notable Inhabitants[edit]

Notable inhabitants include: Jean Asselborn (* 27. April 1949), Luxemburgish Politician.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 49°39′36″N 5°54′56″E / 49.66000°N 5.91556°E / 49.66000; 5.91556