Vichten

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Vichten
Viichten
Commune
The church
The church
Coat of arms of Vichten
Coat of arms
Map of Luxembourg with Vichten highlighted in orange, the district in dark grey, and the canton in dark red
Map of Luxembourg with Vichten highlighted in orange, the district in dark grey, and the canton in dark red
Country  Luxembourg
District Diekirch
Canton Redange
Government
 • Mayor Nico Marechal
Area
 • Total 12.26 km2 (4.73 sq mi)
Area rank 98th of 116
Highest elevation 384 m (1,260 ft)
 • Rank 74th of 116
Lowest elevation 264 m (866 ft)
 • Rank 74th of 116
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,007
 • Rank 100th of 116
 • Density 82/km2 (210/sq mi)
 • Density rank 65th of 116
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
LAU 2 LU00003009
Website vichten.lu

Vichten (Luxembourgish: Viichten) is a commune and small town in central Luxembourg, in the canton of Redange.

As of 2001, the town of Vichten, which lies in the west of the commune, has a population of 723. Other towns within the commune include Michelbouch.

The town is notable as the sight of a large Roman villa containing a large and well-preserved mosaic. The mosaic itself is on display at the National Museum of History and Art in Luxembourg city. A replica can be seen in Vichten itself.

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Coordinates: 49°48′N 6°00′E / 49.800°N 6.000°E / 49.800; 6.000