Mersch

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Mersch

Miersch
Rue Grande-Duchesse Charlotte zu Miersch.jpg
Coat of arms of Mersch
Coat of arms
Map of Luxembourg with Mersch highlighted in orange, and the canton in dark red
Map of Luxembourg with Mersch highlighted in orange, and the canton in dark red
Coordinates: 49°45′N 6°06′E / 49.75°N 6.1°E / 49.75; 6.1Coordinates: 49°45′N 6°06′E / 49.75°N 6.1°E / 49.75; 6.1
Country Luxembourg
CantonMersch
Area
 • Total49.74 km2 (19.20 sq mi)
Area rank9th of 102
Highest elevation
428 m (1,404 ft)
 • Rank29th of 102
Lowest elevation
208 m (682 ft)
 • Rank28th of 102
Population
(2018)
 • Total9,440
 • Rank12th of 102
 • Density190/km2 (490/sq mi)
 • Density rank41st of 102
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
LAU 2LU0000409
Websitemersch.lu

Mersch (Luxembourgish: Miersch) is a commune and town in central Luxembourg, capital of the canton of Mersch. It is situated at the confluence of the rivers Alzette, Mamer and Eisch.

As of 2001, the town of Mersch, which lies in the centre of the commune, has a population of 3,345. Other towns within the commune include Beringen, Berschbach, Moesdorf, Pettingen, Reckange, Rollingen, and Schoenfels.

Mersch is the home of the National Literature Centre, Luxembourg's national literary archive. The town is the site of one of the six regional headquarters of the Grand Ducal Police.

Mersch Castle is one of the castles belonging to the Valley of the Seven Castles. Located in the centre of the town, its history goes back to the 13th century. Today the castle houses the administrative offices of the local commune.[1]

Mersch Castle

Some 3 kilometres (2 mi) north of Mersch, Pettingen Castle in the village of Pettingen is one of the best preserved fortified castles in the country.[2]

Mersch is connected to the centre and north of the country on Line 10 trains serving Mersch railway station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Le château de Mersch", Association des Châteaux luxembourgeois. (in French) Retrieved 15 March 2010.
  2. ^ "Mersch: Schönfels, Pettingen, Recklingen". Administration communale de Mersch. Retrieved 25 March 2011.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Mersch at Wikimedia Commons