Sandweiler

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Sandweiler
Sandweiler
Commune
Sandweiler and Findel
Sandweiler and Findel
Coat of arms of Sandweiler
Coat of arms
Map of Luxembourg with Sandweiler highlighted in orange, the district in dark grey, and the canton in dark red
Map of Luxembourg with Sandweiler highlighted in orange, the district in dark grey, and the canton in dark red
Country Luxembourg
DistrictLuxembourg
CantonLuxembourg
Government
 • MayorJohn Breuskin
Area
 • Total7.73 km2 (2.98 sq mi)
Area rank110th of 116
Highest elevation383 m (1,257 ft)
 • Rank76th of 116
Lowest elevation294 m (965 ft)
 • Rank100th of 116
Population (2011)
 • Total3,099
 • Rank42nd of 116
 • Density400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
 • Density rank17th of 116
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
LAU 2LU00011006
Websitesandweiler.lu
 
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Sandweiler
Sandweiler
Commune
Sandweiler and Findel
Sandweiler and Findel
Coat of arms of Sandweiler
Coat of arms
Map of Luxembourg with Sandweiler highlighted in orange, the district in dark grey, and the canton in dark red
Map of Luxembourg with Sandweiler highlighted in orange, the district in dark grey, and the canton in dark red
Country Luxembourg
DistrictLuxembourg
CantonLuxembourg
Government
 • MayorJohn Breuskin
Area
 • Total7.73 km2 (2.98 sq mi)
Area rank110th of 116
Highest elevation383 m (1,257 ft)
 • Rank76th of 116
Lowest elevation294 m (965 ft)
 • Rank100th of 116
Population (2011)
 • Total3,099
 • Rank42nd of 116
 • Density400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
 • Density rank17th of 116
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
LAU 2LU00011006
Websitesandweiler.lu

Sandweiler is a commune and town in southern Luxembourg. It is located east of Luxembourg City.

As of 2005, the town of Sandweiler, which lies in the south-west of the commune, has a population of 2,474. Other settlements within the commune include Findel.

The commune is dominated by Luxembourg-Findel International 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.

It is well located, 5 km from the financial center of Luxembourg (worlds 8th biggest), the European institutions in Kirchberg and the town center.

Sandweiler opens the doors to the world for its residents. With an international airport on its doorstep, major motorway connections linking to Germany, France and Belgium and Luxembourg international railway station only 5 minutes drive.

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]

Luxair and Cargolux, two airlines, 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.

Cargolux also has significant presence in the area.

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." Cargolux. Retrieved on 15 May 2010.

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Coordinates: 49°37′N 6°13′E / 49.617°N 6.217°E / 49.617; 6.217