This article is about the town in south-western Luxembourg. For other uses, see Sanem (disambiguation).

The castle

Coat of arms

Map of Luxembourg with Sanem highlighted in orange, and the canton in dark red
Coordinates: 49°32′50″N 5°55′40″E / 49.5472°N 5.9278°E / 49.5472; 5.9278Coordinates: 49°32′50″N 5°55′40″E / 49.5472°N 5.9278°E / 49.5472; 5.9278
Country  Luxembourg
Canton Esch-sur-Alzette
  Mayor Georges Engel
  Total 24.42 km2 (9.43 sq mi)
Area rank 35 of 105
Highest elevation 422 m (1,385 ft)
  Rank 34th of 105
Lowest elevation 277 m (909 ft)
  Rank 82nd of 105
Population (2014)
  Total 15,047
  Rank 6th of 105
  Density 620/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
  Density rank 11th of 105
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
LAU 2 LU00010013

Sanem (Luxembourgish: Suessem, French: Sanem or German: Sassenheim) is a commune and town in south-western Luxembourg. It is part of the canton of Esch-sur-Alzette, which is part of the district of Luxembourg. The administrative centre and largest town is Belvaux.

As of 2005, the town of Sanem, which lies in the north of the commune, has a population of 2,397. Other towns within the commune include Belvaux, Ehlerange, and Soleuvre.

Sanem Castle has a history dating back to the 13th century. Today's building was completed in 1557 after the medieval castle had been partly destroyed. The castle still maintains much of its original character.[1]

See also


  1. Philippe Farcy, "Sanem, un palais enfantin", Vie de Château (461), La (French) Retrieved 30 March 2011.

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