Lac de la Haute-Sûre

This article is about the commune. For the reservoir within the commune, see Upper Sûre Lake.
Lac de la Haute-Sûre

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Map of Luxembourg with Lac de la Haute-Sûre highlighted in orange, and the canton in dark red
Coordinates: 49°54′00″N 5°52′00″E / 49.9°N 5.8667°E / 49.9; 5.8667Coordinates: 49°54′00″N 5°52′00″E / 49.9°N 5.8667°E / 49.9; 5.8667
Country  Luxembourg
Canton Wiltz
  Mayor René Michels
  Total 48.5 km2 (18.7 sq mi)
Area rank 9 of 105
Highest elevation 537 m (1,762 ft)
  Rank 7th of 105
Lowest elevation 284 m (932 ft)
  Rank 89th of 105
Population (2014)
  Total 1,647
  Rank 79th of 105
  Density 34/km2 (88/sq mi)
  Density rank 103rd of 105
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
LAU 2 LU00005007

Lac de la Haute-Sûre (Luxembourgish: Stauséigemeng), (German: Stauseegemeinde) is a commune in north-western Luxembourg. It is part of the canton of Wiltz, which is part of the district of Diekirch. The commune is named after the Upper Sûre Lake, a reservoir on the upper Sauer river. The commune's administrative centre is Bavigne.

Lac de la Haute-Sûre was formed on 1 January 1979 from the former communes of Harlange and Mecher, both in Wiltz canton. The law creating Lac de la Haute-Sûre was passed on 23 December 1978.[1]

Towns within the commune include Bavigne, Harlange, Mecher, Kaundorf, Nothum, and Tarchamps.

The Upper Sûre Lake, after which the commune is named


  1. "Mémorial A, 1978, No. 89" (PDF) (in French). Service central de législation. Retrieved 2006-08-11.
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