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 and German) "Mémorial A, 1843, No. 17" (PDF). Service central de législation. p. 45. Retrieved 26 April 2014.
  4. (in French and German) "Mémorial A, 1857, No. 16" (PDF). Service central de législation. p. 5. Retrieved 26 April 2014.
  5. (in French and 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.