Sandweiler

Summary

Sandweiler (Luxembourgish pronunciation: [ˈzɑntvɑɪlɐ]) is a commune and town in southern Luxembourg. It is located 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) east of Luxembourg City.

Sandweiler
Sandweiler
Sandweiler and Findel
Sandweiler and Findel
Coat of arms of Sandweiler
Map of Luxembourg with Sandweiler highlighted in orange, and the canton in dark red
Map of Luxembourg with Sandweiler highlighted in orange, and the canton in dark red
Coordinates: 49°37′00″N 6°13′00″E / 49.6167°N 6.2167°E / 49.6167; 6.2167Coordinates: 49°37′00″N 6°13′00″E / 49.6167°N 6.2167°E / 49.6167; 6.2167
Country Luxembourg
CantonLuxembourg
Area
 • Total7.73 km2 (2.98 sq mi)
 • Rank98th of 102
Highest elevation
383 m (1,257 ft)
 • Rank67th of 102
Lowest elevation
294 m (965 ft)
 • Rank91st of 102
Population
 (2018)
 • Total3,642
 • Rank47th of 102
 • Density470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
  • Rank18th of 102
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
LAU 2LU0000306
Websitesandweiler.lu

As of 2022, the town of Sandweiler, which lies in the south-west of the commune, has a population of 3,637. Other settlements within the commune include Findel.

The commune is dominated by Luxembourg Airport, Luxembourg's only international airport and the fifth-busiest cargo airport in Europe, which lies to the north and west of the town of Sandweiler. It is also home to the Sandweiler German war cemetery. The commune is surrounded by forests.

PopulationEdit

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EconomyEdit

Two airline companies, Luxair and Cargolux, have their head offices on the grounds of Luxembourg Findel Airport in Sandweiler.[2][3][4]

DuPont Teijin Films has its headquarters in Sandweiler commune.

A small retail zone can be found Op der Hokaul in the west of the town Sandweiler.

Places of interestEdit

 

The Sandweiler German war cemetery contains the remnants of around 10900 German servicemen fallen in the Battle of the Bulge.[5] It is over 1 km from the more widely known Luxembourg American Cemetery in Hamm.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population par canton et commune". statistiques.public.lu. Retrieved 11 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "Luxair S.A. Notes to the accounts." paperJam. Retrieved on 2 November 2009.
  3. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 108.
  4. ^ "Network & Offices Luxembourg Archived 2011-07-08 at the Wayback Machine." Cargolux. Retrieved on 15 May 2010.
  5. ^ https://www.visitluxembourg.com/en/place/misc/german-cemetery-sandweiler

External linksEdit

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