Wahl, Luxembourg

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Wahl
Wal
Commune
Coat of arms of Wahl
Coat of arms
Map of Luxembourg with Wahl highlighted in orange, the district in dark grey, and the canton in dark red
Map of Luxembourg with Wahl highlighted in orange, the district in dark grey, and the canton in dark red
Country  Luxembourg
District Diekirch
Canton Redange
Government
 • Mayor Jean Ferber
Area
 • Total 19.74 km2 (7.62 sq mi)
Area rank 58th of 116
Highest elevation 544 m (1,785 ft)
 • Rank 4th of 116
Lowest elevation 305 m (1,001 ft)
 • Rank 105th of 116
Population (2011)
 • Total 831
 • Rank 109th of 116
 • Density 42/km2 (110/sq mi)
 • Density rank 100th of 116
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
LAU 2 LU00003010
Website wahl.lu

Wahl (Luxembourgish: Wal) is a commune and small village in western Luxembourg, in the canton of Redange.

History[edit]

Wahl, which lies in the south of the commune, has a population of 220.[1] Other villages within the commune include Buschrodt and Grevels. The commune administration for the three villages is located in Wahl's historic school building.

Local businesses[edit]

In addition to the commune administration, Wahl has a church and cemetery, but no local stores or restaurants. The local industry mainly comprises farming, with a few exceptions, like Topsolar (solar- & other alternative energies) and Supernova Cult (fashion), who are the two main none-agriculture related businesses based in Wahl.

Notable persons[edit]

  • Nic Grang (discoverer)
  • Nic Kransz (US pioneer)
  • Léon Peller (resistance fighter WWII)
  • Mme Alice Peller-Helminger
  • Abbé Albert Gricius (writer)

Wahl is also well known for a less "real" person. According to old local myths and legends, the village was also home to the fabled werewolf of Wahl,[2] a man cursed after a dispute with the local minister.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 49°50′N 5°54′E / 49.833°N 5.900°E / 49.833; 5.900