|• Governor||Olivier Schmitz|
|• Total||4,459 km2 (1,722 sq mi)|
(1 January 2022)
|• Density||65/km2 (170/sq mi)|
very high · 10th of 11
Geography[change | change source]
It borders on (clockwise starting from the east) the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, France in the south, and the Belgian provinces of Namur in the west and Liège in the north. Neither Luxembourg nor neighboring Namur border Flanders.
It has the smallest population of all the Belgian provinces, about 291,000 in 2022. With 4,459 km2 (1,722 sq mi), it is the largest province of Belgium. It is also significantly larger and significantly less populous than the neighbouring Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
The main natural regions in the province are Belgian Lorraine in the southern part, the Ardennes in the centre and northern part, and the Famenne and Condroz in the very northwestern part of the province.
The main rivers in the province of Luxembourg are:
- Semois, a right tributary of the Meuse river, that flows from east to west in the south of the province
- Sauer (German, Luxembourgish) or Sûre (French), a left tributary of the Moselle river, flowing to the country of Luxembourg in the east
- Lesse, another right tributary of the Meuse river, flowing to near the city of Dinant in the west
- Ourthe, another right tributary of the Meuse river, flowing to the city of Liège in the north
History[change | change source]
Language[change | change source]
Most of the residents of Luxembourg speak French, but there is a small Luxembourgish-speaking minority, in Arelerland (the eastern part of Belgian Lorraine: Arlon and surroundings), near the border with the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in the southeast.
Administrative division[change | change source]
The province of Luxembourg is divided into 5 arrondissements and a total of 44 municipalities.
Population by arrondissement[change | change source]
Population x 1,000 (on 1 January since 1980).
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References[change | change source]
- "Bodembezetting volgens het Kadasterregister". statbel.fgov.be.
- "Structuur van de bevolking". statbel.fgov.be.
- "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab".
- Official name is Province de Luxembourg (French).
- Institut national de statistique - Direction générale Statistique et information économique