Map of Luxembourg with Bertrange highlighted in orange, and the canton in dark red
|Coordinates: 49°36′40″N 6°03′00″E / 49.6111°N 6.05°ECoordinates: 49°36′40″N 6°03′00″E / 49.6111°N 6.05°E|
|• Mayor||Frank Colabianchi|
|• Total||17.39 km2 (6.71 sq mi)|
|Area rank||69 of 105|
|Highest elevation||352 m (1,155 ft)|
|• Rank||87th of 105|
|Lowest elevation||277 m (909 ft)|
|• Rank||82nd of 105|
|• Rank||19th of 105|
|• Density||380/km2 (980/sq mi)|
|• Density rank||20th of 105|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
As of 2006, the town of Bertrange, which lies in the north-east of the commune, has a population of 6,021 of which just over half are Luxembourgers. Over 60 different nationalities live in the commune.
The Treveri, a Gallic tribe, inhabited the region for several hundred years until they were conquered by Julius Caesar in 54 BC. During the Gallo-Roman era which lasted until about 450, the Romans built a number of roads in the area including the Kiem (Latin caminus, road) linking Trier to Reims. It passed through Strassen (Strata) to what is now Bertrange at Tossenberg where there was a refreshment post for travellers and continued to nearby Mamer (Mambra), a Roman vicus, and Arlon (Orolauneum). Another road connected Tossenberg to Titelberg near Rodange. Evidence of Gallo-Roman and indeed Treveri inhabitants in Bertrange was found during excavations starting 1997.
Like nearby Luxembourg City, Bertrange is one of the strongest communes for the Democratic Party (DP), with 47% of the vote cast in the 2005 communal elections being for the DP. In the communal council, the DP rules outright, with six of the eleven councillors. The mayor is consequently the DP candidate, Frank Colabianchi, who heads an administration also consisting of two échevins.
- Jean Krier, Grandes découvertes à Bertrange-Bourmicht, National Museum of History and Art, Musée Info , 2000, 1-2, 6-9.
- Monuments historiques from Commune de Bertrange official site. Retrieved 28 November 2007. Archived November 18, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Vie sociale" (PDF) (in French). Statec. 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-06-11. Retrieved 2008-02-08.
- "Conseil communal" (in French). Commune of Bertrange. Archived from the original on 2008-01-18. Retrieved 2008-02-08.
Media related to Bertrange at Wikimedia Commons