Canton of Luxembourg
(cities in bold)
|• Total||238.46 km2 (92.07 sq mi)|
|Area rank||5th of 12|
|Highest elevation||429 m (1,407 ft)|
|Lowest elevation||228 m (748 ft)|
|• Rank||1st of 12|
|• Density||770/km2 (2,000/sq mi)|
|• Density rank||1st 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.
Luxembourg Canton consists of the following eleven communes:
- On 26 March 1920 the former communes of Hamm, Hollerich and Rollingergrund (all from Luxembourg Canton) were merged into the commune of Luxembourg.
- On 1 July 1920 the former commune of Eich (from Luxembourg Canton) was merged into the commune of Luxembourg.
- "Population by canton and municipality 2018". www.statistiques.public.lu. Statistics portal of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
- (in French)/"Mémorial A, 1920, No. 23" (PDF) (in German). Service central de législation. Retrieved 21 December 2006.
- (in French)/(in German) "Mémorial A, 1920, No. 46" (PDF). Service central de législation. Retrieved 21 December 2006.
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