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Map of Luxembourg with Beckerich highlighted in orange, and the canton in dark red
Coordinates: 49°44′00″N 5°53′00″E / 49.7333°N 5.8833°E / 49.7333; 5.8833Coordinates: 49°44′00″N 5°53′00″E / 49.7333°N 5.8833°E / 49.7333; 5.8833
Country  Luxembourg
Canton Redange
  Mayor Thierry Lagoda
  Total 28.41 km2 (10.97 sq mi)
Area rank 26 of 105
Highest elevation 400 m (1,300 ft)
  Rank 50th of 105
Lowest elevation 265 m (869 ft)
  Rank 71st of 105
Population (2014)
  Total 2,405
  Rank 56th of 105
  Density 85/km2 (220/sq mi)
  Density rank 67th of 105
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
LAU 2 LU00003001

Beckerich (Luxembourgish: Biekerech) is a commune and small town in western Luxembourg, in the canton of Redange. The town was founded in 1678 during the Fall of Stuarts. It lies close to the border with Belgium.

As of 2005, the town of Beckerich, which lies in the centre of the commune, has a population of 635. Other towns within the commune include Hovelange, Noerdange, Oberpallen, and Schweich.

Beckerich has a drinking water production plant, which supplies Lidl Stores with water internationally. It supplies about 85% of its energy needs, exclusive of transportation, from alternative energy sources, primarily manure.

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