Districts of Luxembourg

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The three districts of Luxembourg (French: districts, German: Distrikte, Luxembourgish: Distrikter) are the top-level administrative divisions of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The districts are divided into cantons:

Districts of Luxembourg
N District Capital Area[1]
(km²)
Population[2]
(2014)
Density
(inhab./km²)
Cantons
1 Diekirch Diekirch 1,157.24 83,661 72.3 Clervaux, Diekirch, Redange, Vianden, Wiltz
2 Grevenmacher Grevenmacher 524.8 64,978 123.8 Echternach, Grevenmacher, Remich
3 Luxembourg Luxembourg 904.34 401,041 443.5 Capellen, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, Mersch

History[change | change source]

The districts (and cantons) were created on 24 February 1843.[3] In 1857, the Mersch district was created from the cantons of Mersch and Redange.[4] However, this fourth district was abolished in 1867.[5]

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