Luxembourg (Belgium)

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Luxembourg
Luxembourg
Province of Belgium
Flag of Luxembourg
Flag
Coat of arms of Luxembourg
Coat of arms
Location of Luxembourg
Country  Belgium
Region  Walloon Region
Capital Arlon
Government
 • Governor Bernard Caprasse
Area
 • Total 4,443 km2 (1,715 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 273,638
 • Density 62/km2 (160/sq mi)
Website Official site (French)

Luxembourg (Dutch: About this sound Luxemburg , also German; Luxembourgish: Lëtzebuerg, Walloon: Lussimbork) is the southernmost province of Wallonia and of Belgium. It borders on (clockwise from the East) the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, France, and the Belgian provinces of Namur and Liège. Its capital is Arlon, in the south-east of the province.

It has an area of 4,443 km², making it the largest Belgian province. At around a quarter of a million residents, it is also the province with the smallest population, making it easily the most sparsely populated province in an otherwise densely populated country. It is also significantly larger and significantly less populous than the neighbouring Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Luxembourg province is divided into five administrative districts (arrondissements in French) containing 44 municipalities. The province also covers the Ardennes on the north part and the Belgian Lorraine (of which the Gaume is the Roman[clarification needed] part) on the south part.

The province was separated from the neighbouring Luxembourg by the Third Partition of Luxembourg in 1839, after the Belgian Revolution, and declared to remain a part of Belgium. The residents of Luxembourg are mostly Francophone, but there is a small Luxembourgish-speaking minority, in Arelerland, near the border with the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

Flag gallery[edit]

The tricolour is official, but not in wide use. The many-striped flag is not official, but is in wide use.[2]

List of governors[edit]

Subdivisions[edit]

Province of Luxembourg composite map showing arrondissements (districts) and numbered municipalities. (French legend)

Arlon District:

Bastogne District:

Marche-en-Famenne District:

Neufchâteau District:

Virton District:

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Population per municipality on 1 January 2013 (XLS; 607.5 KB)
  2. ^ "Luxembourg (Province of Belgium)". Flags of the World. March 21, 2009. Retrieved August 22, 2009. 

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Coordinates: 49°55′N 05°25′E / 49.917°N 5.417°E / 49.917; 5.417