Sandweiler

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Sandweiler

Sandweiler
Sandweiler and Findel
Sandweiler and Findel
Coat of arms of Sandweiler
Coat of arms
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)
Area 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)
 • Density rank18th of 102
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
LAU 2LU0000306
Websitesandweiler.lu

Sandweiler is a commune and town in southern Luxembourg. It is located 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) east of Luxembourg City.

As of 2005, the town of Sandweiler, which lies in the south-west of the commune, has a population of 3,450. 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.

Traffic is a big problem for the commune, since it is on a main road with Germany, and many commuters cause traffic jams in the morning; the traffic problems have been made worse by the provision of bus lanes, which have reduced the available space for automobiles.[citation needed]

Economy[edit]

Two airline companies, Luxair and Cargolux, have their head offices on the grounds of Luxembourg Findel Airport in Sandweiler.[1][2][3]

DuPont Teijin Films has its headquarters in Sandweiler commune.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Luxair S.A. Notes to the accounts." paperJam. Retrieved on 2 November 2009.
  2. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 108.
  3. ^ "Network & Offices Luxembourg Archived 2011-07-08 at the Wayback Machine." Cargolux. Retrieved on 15 May 2010.

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