View on Hesperange with its castle

Coat of arms

Map of Luxembourg with Hesperange highlighted in orange, and the canton in dark red
Coordinates: 49°34′15″N 6°09′05″E / 49.5708°N 6.1514°E / 49.5708; 6.1514Coordinates: 49°34′15″N 6°09′05″E / 49.5708°N 6.1514°E / 49.5708; 6.1514
Country  Luxembourg
Canton Luxembourg
  Mayor Marc Lies
  Total 27.22 km2 (10.51 sq mi)
Area rank 31st of 105
Highest elevation 334 m (1,096 ft)
  Rank 93rd of 105
Lowest elevation 255 m (837 ft)
  Rank 61st of 105
Population (2014)
  Total 14,175
  Rank 7th of 105
  Density 520/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
  Density rank 15th of 105
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
LAU 2 LU00011004
Website hesperange.lu

Hesperange (Luxembourgish: Hesper, German: Hesperingen) is a commune and town in southern Luxembourg. It is located south-east of Luxembourg City.

The total population of the commune is 14.701 persons. This breaks down into 6.909 Luxembourgers, 2.021 French, 1.758 Portuguese, 1.052 Italians, 627 Belgians, 514 Germans, 241 Spanish, 207 British, 190 Polish, 106 Dutch, and 1.076 persons of other nationalities. (2014 official data)

As of 2008, the town of Hesperange, which lies in the centre of the commune, has a population of 2.651. Other towns within the commune include Alzingen, Fentange, Howald, and Itzig. Each of these five towns has a population of over 1,000, making Hesperange unique amongst Luxembourgian communes in having five towns with over a thousand inhabitants (see: List of towns in Luxembourg by population).

The mayor of the commune is Marc Lies.

Hesperange is home of FC Swift Hesperange, a football club that plays in the top-flight National Division. The club's home games are played at Stade Alphonse Theis. They have won the Luxembourg Cup on one occasion (1989–90).

Hesperange Castle, now a ruin, has a history dating from the 13th century.[1]

Twin town


  1. "Hesperange: History", Association des châteaux luxembourgeois. Retrieved 3 April 2011.
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