Käerjeng (Luxembourgish pronunciation: [kɛːə̯ʒeŋ]) is a commune in southwestern Luxembourg, in the canton of Capellen. It lies on the border with Belgium. It has an area of 33.67 km2.

Käerjeng
Bascharage
Bascharage
Map of Luxembourg with Käerjeng highlighted in orange, and the canton in dark red
Map of Luxembourg with Käerjeng highlighted in orange, and the canton in dark red
Coordinates: 49°35′01″N 5°54′00″E / 49.5836°N 5.9°E / 49.5836; 5.9Coordinates: 49°35′01″N 5°54′00″E / 49.5836°N 5.9°E / 49.5836; 5.9
Country Luxembourg
CantonCapellen
Area
 • Total33.67 km2 (13.00 sq mi)
Area rank19th of 102
Highest elevation
395 m (1,296 ft)
 • Rank55th of 102
Lowest elevation
271 m (889 ft)
 • Rank73rd of 102
Population
 (2018)
 • Total10,294
 • Rank10th of 102
 • Density310/km2 (790/sq mi)
 • Density rank24th of 102
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
LAU 2LU0000104
Websitewww.kaerjeng.lu

The commune of Käerjeng was formed on 1 January 2012 from the former communes of Bascharage and Clemency. The law creating Käerjeng was passed on 24 May 2011.[1]

Gemeng Käerjeng is one of the 106 communes in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. It is situated in the south-west of the country in the canton of Capellen.

Gemeng Käerjeng has a population of approximately 10,000 citizens and has the 9th-highest commune population in Luxembourg.

Gemeng Käerjeng is located on the dividing line of the waters of the Rhine basin (Eisch) and the watershed of the Meuse (Chiers). It is bordered by the communes of Pétange, Differdange, Sanem, Dippach, Garnich and Steinfort, as well as the Belgian border to the north-west.

Elevation: Between 247 m (810 ft) at Tapp near Linger and 362 m (1,188 ft) at Kues near Fingig.

Total area: 52.2 km2 (20.15 sq mi)

Populated placesEdit

The commune consists of the following villages:

PopulationEdit

Town Town
(in Luxembourgish)
Town
(in German)
Numbers Former
Commune
Bascharage Nidderkäerjeng Niederkerschen
5387
Bascharage
Clemency Kënzeg Küntzig
1832
Clemency
Fingig Féngeg Féingig
413
Clemency
Hautcharage Uewerkäerjeng Oberkerschen
1657
Bascharage
Linger Lénger
567
Bascharage

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mémorial A, 2011, No. 110" (PDF) (in French). Service central de législation. Retrieved 2012-01-02.

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