Map of Luxembourg with Junglinster highlighted in orange, and the canton in dark red
|• Total||55.38 km2 (21.38 sq mi)|
|Area rank||6th of 102|
|Highest elevation||411 m (1,348 ft)|
|• Rank||41st of 102|
|Lowest elevation||243 m (797 ft)|
|• Rank||53rd of 102|
|• Rank||18th of 102|
|• Density||140/km2 (360/sq mi)|
|• Density rank||53rd of 102|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Junglinster (Luxembourgish: Jonglënster) is a commune in central Luxembourg, which draws its name from its principal town, Junglinster. It is one of six communes in the Luxembourg canton of Grevenmacher. The 18th-century St Martin's church is a national monument.
The oldest mention of Lincera (the "linster" part of the place name) is in documents going back to 983, with the status of parish first attested in 1128.
As of 2018[update], the town of Junglinster has a population of 3,254, whilst the wider commune of Junglinster has a population of 7,621. Figures from the same year report that 64.11% of the population of the commune holds Luxembourgish nationality, with the five largest immigrant populations in the commune being those of Portuguese (7.77%), French (5.12%), German (3.88%), Belgian (3.27%) and British (1.91%) nationalities.
The commune hosts two of the world's most powerful longwave transmitters, with the older transmitter based just north of the town of Junglinster since 1933, and a more powerful longwave transmitter located in Beidweiller since 1972. These transmitters were utilised by Radio Luxembourg, which gained iconic status amongst audiences in Britain and Ireland in the 1930s and again in the 1960s and 1970s, for popular programmes that circumnaviaged restrictive broadcasting laws, particularly in the UK. This gave Junglinster an important role in the history of pirate radio. The transmitters are in still in use by RTL (French radio).
The commune consists of the following towns and villages:
Twin towns – sister cities
- Üdersdorf, Germany
- Alex Langini, L'Église Saint-Martin: Un chef-d'oeuvre baroque (undated booklet), citing E. Donckel, Die Kirche in Luxemburg von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart (Luxembourg, 1950), pp. 13-14.
- "Notre commune - Junglinster". junglinster.lu (in French). Retrieved 27 January 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Junglinster" (in German). Üdersdorf. Retrieved 2019-09-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Media related to Junglinster at Wikimedia Commons
- (in French) Commune of Junglinster official website