Beggen

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Beggen
Map of Luxembourg City, with Beggen highlighted
Beggen is one of 24 quarters in Luxembourg City
Coordinates: Coordinates: 49°38′37″N 6°07′50″E / 49.64355°N 6.13051°E / 49.64355; 6.13051
CountryLuxembourg
CommuneLuxembourg City
Area
 • Total1.7091 km2 (0.6599 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2019)[2]
 • Total3,746
 • Density2,200/km2 (5,700/sq mi)
Nationality
 • Luxembourgish29.58%
 • Other70.42%
WebsiteBeggen

Beggen is a quarter in northern Luxembourg City, in southern Luxembourg. As of 31 December 2019, the quarter has a population of 3,746 inhabitants.[2]

The quarter is the location of the 19th century Château de Beggen, built on the ruins of a former 18th century paper mill. In the 20th century, the château has served, successively, as the home of the director general of Luxembourg's notable steel company, ARBED, a base for both occupying Wehrmacht forces and, later, the liberating US troops during the Second World War, a hotel, an embassy of the Soviet Union, and currently, the embassy of the Russian Federation in Luxembourg.[3]

Beggen is home to FC Avenir Beggen, a historically successful football club that has struggled in the last years and now plays at level 4 in the Luxembourg football league.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beggen". www.vdl.lu (in French). Ville de Luxembourg. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Statisiques sur la Ville de Luxembourg: Etat de Population - 2019" (PDF). www.vdl.lu (in French). Ville de Luxembourg. Retrieved 23 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Embassy". Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Retrieved 12 June 2018.

External links[edit]

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