Vianden (canton)

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Vianden
Veianen
Canton
Kanton ViandenLocatie.png
Coordinates: 49°56′N 6°10′E / 49.933°N 6.167°E / 49.933; 6.167Coordinates: 49°56′N 6°10′E / 49.933°N 6.167°E / 49.933; 6.167
Country Luxembourg
District Diekirch
Legislative constituency Nord
LAU 1 LU00002
Capital Vianden
Communes
(cities in bold)
Putscheid, Tandel, Vianden
Area
 • Total 78.52 km2 (30.32 sq mi)
Area rank 12th of 12
Highest elevation(3rd of 12) 542 m (1,778 ft)
Lowest elevation(5th of 12) 190 m (620 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 3,645
 • Rank 12th of 12
 • Density 46/km2 (120/sq mi)
 • Density rank 10th of 12

Vianden is a canton in the north of Luxembourg, in the Diekirch District. The capital is Vianden.

The canton consists of the following 3 communes:

The canton's land area is currently 78.52 km². It increased in size by 24.44 km² on January 1, 2006 when the municipality of Bastendorf from Diekirch Canton merged with the local municipality of Fouhren to form the new municipality of Tandel. The area that was formerly Bastendorf thereby switched cantons.