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Colmar-Berg (Luxembourgish: Colmer-Bierg, German: Colmar-Berg) is a commune and town in central Luxembourg, in the canton of Mersch. It is situated at the confluence of the rivers Attert and Alzette.

Colmar-Berg

Colmer-Bierg
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Colmar-Berg
Coat of arms
Map of Luxembourg with Colmar-Berg highlighted in orange, and the canton in dark red
Map of Luxembourg with Colmar-Berg highlighted in orange, and the canton in dark red
Coordinates: 49°48′40″N 6°05′50″E / 49.8111°N 6.0972°E / 49.8111; 6.0972Coordinates: 49°48′40″N 6°05′50″E / 49.8111°N 6.0972°E / 49.8111; 6.0972
Country Luxembourg
CantonMersch
Area
 • Total12.31 km2 (4.75 sq mi)
Area rank88th of 102
Highest elevation
372 m (1,220 ft)
 • Rank73rd of 102
Lowest elevation
201 m (659 ft)
 • Rank26th of 102
Population
 (2018)
 • Total2,218
 • Rank65th of 102
 • Density180/km2 (470/sq mi)
 • Density rank44th of 102
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
LAU 2LU0000401
Websitecolmar-berg.lu

As of 2005, the town of Colmar-Berg, which lies in the east of the commune, has a population of 1,711. Colmar-Berg is the site of the Grand Duke of Luxembourg's principal residence, Berg Castle. It is also the site of a Goodyear tyre factory.

The commune was known as simply 'Berg' until 25 March 1991.[1]

The "Centre de Formation pour Conducteurs" (French for "Drivers' Training Centre") is also in Colmar-Berg. Every person has to make an "Obligatory Course" after they got their driving license in order for it to become a definitive license. This has to be done in the timespan after three months and before two years after the person passed their practical driving test.

Grand Duke's castle

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mémorial A, 1991, No. 25" (PDF) (in French). Service central de législation. Retrieved 2006-07-18.

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