Larochette

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Larochette

Fiels
Aerial view of Larochette and its castle
Aerial view of Larochette and its castle
Coat of arms of Larochette
Coat of arms
Map of Luxembourg with Larochette highlighted in orange, and the canton in dark red
Map of Luxembourg with Larochette highlighted in orange, and the canton in dark red
Coordinates: 49°47′00″N 6°13′00″E / 49.7833°N 6.2167°E / 49.7833; 6.2167Coordinates: 49°47′00″N 6°13′00″E / 49.7833°N 6.2167°E / 49.7833; 6.2167
Country Luxembourg
CantonMersch
Area
 • Total15.4 km2 (5.9 sq mi)
Area rank74th of 102
Highest elevation
420 m (1,380 ft)
 • Rank36th of 102
Lowest elevation
266 m (873 ft)
 • Rank70th of 102
Population
 (2018)
 • Total2,146
 • Rank67th of 102
 • Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
 • Density rank52nd of 102
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
LAU 2LU0000406
Websitelarochette.lu

Larochette (Luxembourgish: Fiels, German: Fels) is a commune and town in central Luxembourg, in the canton of Mersch. It is situated on the White Ernz river; the town is dominated by the partly ruined Larochette Castle.

As of 2005, the town of Larochette, which lies in the north-east of the commune, has a population of 1,359. Other towns within the commune include Ernzen.

Meysembourg Castle, located some 2 kilometres (1 14 mi) south-west of Larochette, has a history dating back to the 12th century. Today's castle was built in 1880 in Neo-Renaissance style and is privately owned.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Le Château de Meysembourg - Larochette", Larochette: Syndicat d'initiative et de tourisme ‹See Tfd›(in French) Retrieved 21 March 2011.

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