Schengen, Luxembourg


Schengen, Luxembourg

:"This article deals with the village of Schengen in Luxembourg. For other uses, see Schengen."Infobox Luxembourg commune
name = Schengen
luxname = Schengen


arms = Coat of arms remerschen luxbrg.png LAU2 = 08006
canton = Remich
district = Grevenmacher

Schengen is a small wine-making village and commune in far south-eastern Luxembourg, near the point where the borders of Germany, France, and Luxembourg meet. Other villages within the commune include Remerschen and Wintrange.

As of 2005, the village has a population of 425.

The village became famous on 14 June 1985, when the Schengen Agreement was signed. To use this name recognition, the council of the commune of Remerschen decided on 18 January 2006 to rename the commune to "Schengen". The Chamber of Deputies voted on 13 July 2006 a law [http://www.legilux.public.lu/leg/a/archives/2006/1503008/1503008.pdf] allowing the change of name, which was published on 30 August 2006. The law took effect three days later, and the name of the commune of Remerschen was changed to Schengen as of 3 September 2006.


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