Hesperange

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Hesperange
Hesper
Commune
View on Hesperange with its castle
View on Hesperange with its castle
Coat of arms of Hesperange
Coat of arms
Map of Luxembourg with Hesperange highlighted in orange, and the canton in dark red
Map of Luxembourg with Hesperange highlighted in orange, and the canton in dark red
Coordinates: 49°34′15″N 6°09′05″E / 49.5708°N 6.1514°E / 49.5708; 6.1514Coordinates: 49°34′15″N 6°09′05″E / 49.5708°N 6.1514°E / 49.5708; 6.1514
Country  Luxembourg
Canton Luxembourg
Area[1]
 • Total 27.22 km2 (10.51 sq mi)
Area rank 32nd of 102
Highest elevation 334 m (1,096 ft)
 • Rank 90th of 102
Lowest elevation 255 m (837 ft)
 • Rank 58th of 102
Population (2018)[2]
 • Total 15,246
 • Rank 7th of 102
 • Density 560/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
 • Density rank 14th of 102
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
LAU 2 LU0000303
Website hesperange.lu

Hesperange (Luxembourgish: Hesper, German: Hesperingen) is a commune and town in southern Luxembourg. It is located south-east of Luxembourg City.

The total population of the commune is 14.701 persons. This breaks down into 6.909 Luxembourgers, 2.021 French, 1.758 Portuguese, 1.052 Italians, 627 Belgians, 514 Germans, 241 Spanish, 207 British, 190 Polish, 106 Dutch, and 1.076 persons of other nationalities. (2014 official data)

As of 2008, the town of Hesperange, which lies in the centre of the commune, has a population of 2.651. Other towns within the commune include Alzingen, Fentange, Howald, and Itzig. Each of these five towns has a population of over 1,000, making Hesperange unique amongst Luxembourgian communes in having five towns with over a thousand inhabitants (see: List of towns in Luxembourg by population).

The mayor of the commune is Marc Lies.

Hesperange is home of FC Swift Hesperange, a football club that plays in the top-flight National Division. The club's home games are played at Stade Alphonse Theis. They have won the Luxembourg Cup on one occasion (1989–90).

Hesperange Castle, now a ruin, has a history dating from the 13th century.[3]

Hesperange has a park called Hesper Park which has a memorial commemorating the death of three American soldiers who died in a tank accident on the nearby bridge over the Alzette river on 26 December 1944 during the Battle of the Bulge.

Photo gallery[edit]

Twin town[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Territorial subdivisions (Situation on 1st January 2018)". www.statistiques.public.lu. Statistics portal of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg. Retrieved 11 May 2018. 
  2. ^ "Population by canton and municipality 2018". www.statistiques.public.lu. Statistics portal of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg. Retrieved 11 May 2018. 
  3. ^ "Hesperange: History", Association des châteaux luxembourgeois. Retrieved 3 April 2011.

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