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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. The capital is Luxembourg City.

The canton consists of the following 11 communes:

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.