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Luxembourg (canton)

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Canton of Luxembourg

Canton Luxembourg in Luxembourg.svg
Coordinates: 49°36′N 6°6′E / 49.600°N 6.100°E / 49.600; 6.100Coordinates: 49°36′N 6°6′E / 49.600°N 6.100°E / 49.600; 6.100
CountryLuxembourg
Legislative constituencyCentre
LAU 1LU00003
CapitalLuxembourg
Communes
(cities in bold)
Bertrange
Contern
Hesperange
Luxembourg
Niederanven
Sandweiler
Schuttrange
Steinsel
Strassen
Walferdange
Weiler-la-Tour
Area
 • Total238.46 km2 (92.07 sq mi)
Area rank5th of 12
Highest elevation429 m (1,407 ft)
Lowest elevation228 m (748 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total182,607
 • Rank1st of 12
 • Density770/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
 • Density rank1st of 12

Luxembourg is a canton in the south of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Its name, like the name of the Grand Duchy itself, derives from the name of its principal city, Luxembourg (more commonly known as Luxembourg City). It is not to be confused with the former district of Luxembourg, one of three administrative units in Luxembourg abolished in October 2015.

It is the only canton, other than Mersch, to be entirely surrounded by other cantons and therefore to have no international boundary. Its capital is Luxembourg City.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Luxembourg Canton consists of the following eleven communes:

Mergers[edit]

  • On 26 March 1920 the former communes of Hamm, Hollerich and Rollingergrund (all from Luxembourg Canton) were merged into the commune of Luxembourg.[2]
  • On 1 July 1920 the former commune of Eich (from Luxembourg Canton) was merged into the commune of Luxembourg.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population by canton and municipality 2018". www.statistiques.public.lu. Statistics portal of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  2. ^ (in French)/"Mémorial A, 1920, No. 23" (PDF) (in German). Service central de législation. Retrieved 21 December 2006.
  3. ^ (in French)/(in German) "Mémorial A, 1920, No. 46" (PDF). Service central de législation. Retrieved 21 December 2006.