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Capellen
Capellen
Capellen castle.
Capellen castle.
Country  Luxembourg
Canton Capellen
Commune Mamer
Area
 • Total 3.2 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Highest elevation 323 m (1,060 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Total 1,677
 • Density 524/km2 (1,357/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Capellen (Luxembourgish: Capellen, German: Capellen) is a town in the commune of Mamer, in south-western Luxembourg, 12 km (7.5 mi) west of Luxembourg City.

Despite not having a commune named after it, Capellen gives its name to the canton of Capellen.

History

Capellen lies on the old Roman road, today's Kiemwee, from Trier in Germany to Reims and Paris.

When Luxembourg was divided into cantons in 1840, as a result of disputes between Mamer and Koerich, it was decided that the canton should be named Capellen and that Capellen should become the capital of the canton.

Geography

Capellen has an area of 3.2 km2 (1.2 sq mi). The altitude at the church is 323 m (1,060 ft) high.

Population

There were 1,677, persons living in the commune in 2015, for a population density of 524.1 inhabitants/km².

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