Mersch (canton)

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Kanton MerschLocatie.png
Coordinates: 49°42′N 6°6′E / 49.700°N 6.100°E / 49.700; 6.100Coordinates: 49°42′N 6°6′E / 49.700°N 6.100°E / 49.700; 6.100
Country Luxembourg
District Luxembourg
Legislative constituency Centre
LAU 1 LU00012
Capital Mersch
(cities in bold)
Bissen, Boevange-sur-Attert, Colmar-Berg, Fischbach, Heffingen, Larochette, Lintgen, Lorentzweiler, Mersch, Nommern, Tuntange
 • Total 223.90 km2 (86.45 sq mi)
Area rank 6th of 12
Highest elevation(6th of 12) 436 m (1,430 ft)
Lowest elevation(6th of 12) 201 m (659 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 24,226
 • Rank 5th of 12
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
 • Density rank 6th of 12

Mersch is a canton in the centre of Luxembourg, in Luxembourg District. It is the only canton, other than Luxembourg, to be entirely surrounded by other cantons, and therefore not to have an international boundary. The capital is Mersch.

The canton consists of the following 11 communes: