Schieren

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Schieren
Schieren
Commune
Schieren train station and church
Schieren train station and church
Coat of arms of Schieren
Coat of arms
Map of Luxembourg with Schieren highlighted in orange, and the canton in dark red
Map of Luxembourg with Schieren highlighted in orange, and the canton in dark red
Coordinates: 49°50′00″N 6°06′00″E / 49.8333°N 6.1°E / 49.8333; 6.1Coordinates: 49°50′00″N 6°06′00″E / 49.8333°N 6.1°E / 49.8333; 6.1
Country  Luxembourg
Canton Diekirch
Government
 • Mayor André Schmit
Area
 • Total 10.41 km2 (4.02 sq mi)
Area rank 97 of 102
Highest elevation 515 m (1,690 ft)
 • Rank 15th of 102
Lowest elevation 198 m (650 ft)
 • Rank 25th of 102
Population (2014)
 • Total 1,769
 • Rank 76th of 102
 • Density 170/km2 (440/sq mi)
 • Density rank 43rd of 102
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
LAU 2 LU00002013
Website schieren.lu

Schieren 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 2001, the town of Schieren itself, which lies in the west of the commune, has a population of 1,358.[citation needed] It is located on the rail line to Ettelbruck.

Schieren was formed on 1 July 1850, when it was detached from the commune of Ettelbruck, along with the commune of Erpeldange. The law forming Schieren was passed on 22 January 1850.[1]

In 1894, Schieren established a fire station with five volunteer firefighters. It has a notable church.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ (in French)/(in German) "Mémorial A, 1850, No. 18" (PDF). Service central de législation. Retrieved 2006-08-15. 

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