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ⓘ Wiltz is a commune with city status in north-western Luxembourg, capital of the canton Wiltz. Wiltz is situated along the sides of the river Wiltz. ..




Wiltz
                                     

ⓘ Wiltz

Wiltz is a commune with city status in north-western Luxembourg, capital of the canton Wiltz. Wiltz is situated along the sides of the river Wiltz.

                                     

1. History

During World War II, Luxembourg was occupied 10 May 1940 the first day of the Battle of France. On 31 August 1942, a general strike began in Wiltz that spread throughout the country.

On 1 January 2015, Wiltz absorbed the neighboring commune of Eschweiler.

                                     

2. Geography

The commune is in the Oesling, a region within the greater Ardennes area. It has an area of 39.3 km 2 15.2 sq mi. The altitude is 285–506 m 935–1.660 ft high. At the castle, the altitude is 464 m 1.522 ft high.

Wiltz is surrounded by six communes: Wincrange to the north and northwest, Clervaux to the northeast, Kiischpelt to the east, Goesdorf to the southeast, Lac de la Haute-Sûre to the south and southwest, and Winseler to the west.

                                     

3. Population

There were 6.730 persons living in the commune in January 2016, for a population density of 171.2 inhabitants/km².

Other towns, besides the town of Wiltz, within the commune are Roullingen and Weidingen.

Evolution of the population in Wiltz

                                     

4. Places of interest

One of the main features of the town is Wiltz Castle which belonged to the former Counts of Wiltz. This castle, which is situated on 600 acres 2.4 km 2 of lawns and gardens, contains hundreds of rooms. It was completed in 1727, and the final Count died in 1793.

                                     
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