Bettembourg

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Bettembourg

Beetebuerg
Bettembourg seen from the Äppelbierg
Bettembourg seen from the Äppelbierg
Coat of arms of Bettembourg
Coat of arms
Map of Luxembourg with Bettembourg highlighted in orange, and the canton in dark red
Map of Luxembourg with Bettembourg highlighted in orange, and the canton in dark red
Coordinates: 49°31′00″N 6°06′00″E / 49.5167°N 6.1°E / 49.5167; 6.1Coordinates: 49°31′00″N 6°06′00″E / 49.5167°N 6.1°E / 49.5167; 6.1
Country Luxembourg
CantonEsch-sur-Alzette
Area
 • Total21.49 km2 (8.30 sq mi)
Area rank49th of 102
Highest elevation
338 m (1,109 ft)
 • Rank88th of 102
Lowest elevation
267 m (876 ft)
 • Rank71st of 102
Population
(2018)
 • Total11,003
 • Rank8th of 102
 • Density510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
 • Density rank16th of 102
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
LAU 2LU0000201
Websitebettembourg.lu

Bettembourg (Luxembourgish: Beetebuerg pronounced [ˈbeːtəbuːə̯ɕ], German: Bettemburg) is a commune and town in southern Luxembourg. It is part of the canton of Esch-sur-Alzette, which is part of the district of Luxembourg.

As of 2005, the town of Bettembourg, which lies in the east of the commune, has a population of 7,157. Other towns within the commune include Abweiler, Fennange, Huncherange, and Noertzange.

The Parc Merveilleux children's amusement park is located just outside Bettembourg.[1] Bettembourg Castle, located in the centre of the town, has a history starting in 1733 when it was built as the residence of a farming family. Today it houses the offices and services of the local commune and acts as the town hall of Bettembourg.[2]

Bettembourg church

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parc Merveilleux" Archived 2011-07-17 at the Wayback Machine, Luxembourg Tourist Office, London. Retrieved 19 February 2011.
  2. ^ "Historique du château de Bettembourg", Administration Communale de Bettembourg. (in French) Retrieved 28 March 2011

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