Junglinster

Summary

Junglinster
Jonglënster  (Luxembourgish)
Junglinster R02.jpg
Coat of arms of Junglinster
Map of Luxembourg with Junglinster highlighted in orange, and the canton in dark red
Map of Luxembourg with Junglinster highlighted in orange, and the canton in dark red
Coordinates: 49°42′40″N 6°15′05″E / 49.7111°N 6.2514°E / 49.7111; 6.2514Coordinates: 49°42′40″N 6°15′05″E / 49.7111°N 6.2514°E / 49.7111; 6.2514
Country Luxembourg
CantonGrevenmacher
Area
 • Total55.38 km2 (21.38 sq mi)
Area rank6th of 102
Highest elevation
411 m (1,348 ft)
 • Rank41st of 102
Lowest elevation
243 m (797 ft)
 • Rank53rd of 102
Population
 (2018)
 • Total7,613
 • Rank18th of 102
 • Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
 • Density rank53rd of 102
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
LAU 2LU0001105
Websitewww.junglinster.lu

Junglinster (Luxembourgish: Jonglënster) is a commune in central Luxembourg, which draws its name from its principal town, Junglinster. It is one of six communes in the Luxembourg canton of Grevenmacher. The 18th-century St Martin's church is a national monument.

History

The oldest mention of Lincera (the "linster" part of the place name) is in documents going back to 983, with the status of parish first attested in 1128.[1]

Population

As of 2018, the town of Junglinster has a population of 3,254, whilst the wider commune of Junglinster has a population of 7,621.[2] Figures from the same year report that 64.11% of the population of the commune holds Luxembourgish nationality, with the five largest immigrant populations in the commune being those of Portuguese (7.77%), French (5.12%), German (3.88%), Belgian (3.27%) and British (1.91%) nationalities.[2]

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Transmitters

The commune hosts two of the world's most powerful longwave transmitters, with the older transmitter based just north of the town of Junglinster since 1933, and a more powerful longwave transmitter located in Beidweiller since 1972. These transmitters were utilised by Radio Luxembourg, which gained iconic status amongst audiences in Britain and Ireland in the 1930s and again in the 1960s and 1970s, for popular programmes that circumnaviaged restrictive broadcasting laws, particularly in the UK. This gave Junglinster an important role in the history of pirate radio. The transmitters are in still in use by RTL (French radio).

Junglinster Transmitter

Populated places

The commune consists of the following towns and villages:

Notable people

Twin towns – sister cities

Junglinster is twinned with:[4]

References

  1. ^ Alex Langini, L'Église Saint-Martin: Un chef-d'oeuvre baroque (undated booklet), citing E. Donckel, Die Kirche in Luxemburg von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart (Luxembourg, 1950), pp. 13-14.
  2. ^ a b "Notre commune - Junglinster". junglinster.lu (in fr-FR). Retrieved 27 January 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  3. ^ "Population par canton et commune". statistiques.public.lu. Retrieved 11 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ "Junglinster" (in German). Üdersdorf. Retrieved 2019-09-08.

External links

  • Media related to Junglinster at Wikimedia Commons
  • (in French) Commune of Junglinster official website