Mertzig

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Mertzig

Mäerzeg
Mertzig town hall
Mertzig town hall
Coat of arms of Mertzig
Coat of arms
Map of Luxembourg with Mertzig highlighted in orange, and the canton in dark red
Map of Luxembourg with Mertzig highlighted in orange, and the canton in dark red
Coordinates: 49°49′52″N 6°00′13″E / 49.83109°N 6.00366°E / 49.83109; 6.00366Coordinates: 49°49′52″N 6°00′13″E / 49.83109°N 6.00366°E / 49.83109; 6.00366
Country Luxembourg
CantonDiekirch
Government
 • MayorClaude Staudt
Area
 • Total11.1 km2 (4.3 sq mi)
Area rank95 of 102
Highest elevation
409 m (1,342 ft)
 • Rank42nd of 102
Lowest elevation
302 m (991 ft)
 • Rank97th of 102
Population
(2014)
 • Total1,952
 • Rank67th of 102
 • Density180/km2 (460/sq mi)
 • Density rank39th of 102
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
LAU 2LU00002011
Websitemertzig.lu

Mertzig (Luxembourgish: Mäerzeg) is a commune and town in central Luxembourg. It is part of the canton of Diekirch, which is part of the district of Diekirch.

As of 2005, the town of Mertzig itself, which lies in the centre of the commune, has a population of 1,439.

Mertzig was formed on 30 December 1874, when it was detached from the commune of Feulen. The law forming Mertzig was passed on 20 November 1874.[1]

Footballer Wimm Fledermaus once managed a hotel in Mertzig.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in French)/(in German) "Mémorial A, 1874, No. 34" (PDF). Service central de législation. Retrieved 2006-08-15.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Mertzig at Wikimedia Commons