Luxembourg (Belgium)

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Luxembourg
Luxemburg (Dutch, German)
Province of Belgium
Flag of Luxembourg
Flag
Coat of arms of Luxembourg
Coat of arms
Location of Luxembourg
Coordinates: 49°55′N 5°25′E / 49.92°N 5.42°E / 49.92; 5.42Coordinates: 49°55′N 5°25′E / 49.92°N 5.42°E / 49.92; 5.42
Country  Belgium
Region  Wallonia
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 www.province.luxembourg.be

Luxembourg (Dutch: About this sound Luxemburg ; same in German but with a slightly different pronounciation; 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 (Luxembourgish: Arel, Dutch: Aarlen) , 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 the most sparsely populated province in an otherwise very densely populated country.

It is significantly larger (70%) and much less populous than the neighbouring Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

About eighty percent of the province is part of the densely wooded Ardennes region.

The southernmost region of the province is called Gaume or Belgian Lorraine (main city: Virton).

The Arelerland or Arlon region (in red on the following map of the province) alongside the border with the neighbouring Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg has the particularity that many residents speak Luxembourgish instead of the Walloon (French) dialect(s) spoken elsewhere in the province.

The province was separated from the neighbouring Luxembourg by the Third Partition of Luxembourg, de jure in 1830/31 by the Conference of London dealing with the consequences of the Belgian Revolution of 1830, de facto in 1839, after William I, King of the Netherlands and Grand-Duke of Luxembourg, agreed to its decisions and thus given to the newly created Kingdom of Belgium.

Subdivisions[edit]

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

Luxembourg province is divided into five administrative districts (arrondissements in French) containing a total of 44 municipalities (communes in French).

Map no. Municipality Arrondissement
1 Arlon Arlon
2 Attert Arlon
3 Aubange Arlon
4 Bastogne Bastogne
5 Bertogne Bastogne
6 Bertrix Neufchâteau
7 Bouillon Neufchâteau
8 Chiny Virton
9 Daverdisse Neufchâteau
10 Durbuy Marche-en-Famenne
11 Érezée Marche-en-Famenne
12 Étalle Virton
13 Fauvillers Bastogne
14 Florenville Virton
15 Gouvy Bastogne
16 Habay Virton
17 Herbeumont Neufchâteau
18 Hotton Marche-en-Famenne
19 Houffalize Bastogne
20 La Roche-en-Ardenne Marche-en-Famenne
21 Léglise Neufchâteau
22 Libin Neufchâteau
23 Libramont-Chevigny Neufchâteau
24 Manhay Marche-en-Famenne
25 Marche-en-Famenne Marche-en-Famenne
26 Martelange Arlon
27 Meix-devant-Virton Virton
28 Messancy Arlon
29 Musson Virton
30 Nassogne Marche-en-Famenne
31 Neufchâteau Neufchâteau
32 Paliseul Neufchâteau
33 Rendeux Marche-en-Famenne
34 Rouvroy Virton
35 Sainte-Ode Bastogne
36 Saint-Hubert Neufchâteau
37 Saint-Léger Virton
38 Tellin Neufchâteau
39 Tenneville Marche-en-Famenne
40 Tintigny Virton
41 Vaux-sur-Sûre Bastogne
42 Vielsalm Bastogne
43 Virton Virton
44 Wellin Neufchâteau

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