Districts of Luxembourg

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

Former 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]

In October 2015, the districts were abolished.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Surface area of the cantons and municipalities". Statistics Portal - Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Retrieved 26 April 2014. 
  2. "Population by canton and municipality 1821 - 2014". Statistics Portal - Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Retrieved 26 April 2014. 
  3. (in French)/(in German) "Mémorial A, 1843, No. 17" (PDF). Service central de législation. p. 45. Retrieved 26 April 2014. 
  4. (in French)/(in German) "Mémorial A, 1857, No. 16" (PDF). Service central de législation. p. 5. Retrieved 26 April 2014. 
  5. (in French)/(in German) "Mémorial A, 1867, No. 17" (PDF). Service central de législation. p. 1. Retrieved 26 April 2014. 
  6. "Loi du 2 septembre 2015 portant abolition des districts" (PDF) (in French). Service central de législation. Retrieved 20 May 2016.