Helperknapp

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Helperknapp
Coordinates: 49°43′2″N 6°0′38″E / 49.71722°N 6.01056°E / 49.71722; 6.01056Coordinates: 49°43′2″N 6°0′38″E / 49.71722°N 6.01056°E / 49.71722; 6.01056
Country Luxembourg
CantonMersch
Area
 • Total37.61 km2 (14.52 sq mi)
Area rank16th of 102
Highest elevation
393 m (1,289 ft)
 • Rank56th of 102
Lowest elevation
225 m (738 ft)
 • Rank38th of 102
Population
 (2018)
 • Total4,177
 • Rank39th of 102
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
 • Density rank60th of 102
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
LAU 2LU0000403

Helperknapp is a commune in central Luxembourg, in the canton of Mersch. It was established on 1 January 2018 from the amalgamation of the communes of Boevange-sur-Attert and Tuntange.

History[edit]

In a two referenda held simultaneously in Boevange-sur-Attert and Tuntange on 25 May 2014, the citizens of both communes approved a municipal merger, with 69.51% and 64.09%, respectively, in favour. Based on the poll, legislators of the two communes voted in favor of the merger. Consequently, on January 1 2018, Boevange-sur-Attert and Tüntingen were subsumed into the new municipality of Helperknapp; the name "Helperknapp" derives from the name of a hill of the same name located within the commune. [1]

Populated places[edit]

The commune consists of the following villages:

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

Helperknapp is twinned with:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Am 1. Januar in Luxemburgs Gemeinden: Fusionen werden Realität". Luxemburger Wort. 2017-12-31. Retrieved 2018-12-28.
  2. ^ "Zechin - Helperknapp". amt-golzow.de (in German). Amt Golzow. Retrieved 2019-09-17.