Luxembourg (Belgium)

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Province of Luxembourg

Luxemburg (Dutch, German)
Official flag of the Province of Luxembourg.svg
Flag
Coat of arms of Province of Luxembourg
Coat of arms
Location of Province 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
CapitalArlon
Government
 • GovernorOlivier Schmitz
Area
 • Total4,443 km2 (1,715 sq mi)
Population
 (1 January 2018)[1]
 • Total282,946
 • Density64/km2 (160/sq mi)
HDI (2017)0.887[2]
very high · 8th
Websitewww.province.luxembourg.be

Luxembourg (French: Luxembourg; Dutch: About this soundLuxemburg ; German: Luxemburg; Luxembourgish: Lëtzebuerg; Walloon: Lussimbork), also called Belgian Luxembourg,[3][4] is the southernmost province of Wallonia and of Belgium. It borders on the country of Luxembourg to the east, France to the south and southwest, and the Belgian provinces of Namur to the northwest and Liège to the northeast. Its capital is Arlon (Luxembourgish: Arel, Dutch: Aarlen), in the south-east of the province.

It has an area of 4,443 km2 (1,715 sq mi), making it the largest Belgian province. With around 280,000 residents, it is also the least populated province, making it a relatively sparsely settled part of 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 map of arrondissements, below) bordering the neighbouring Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg has the particularity that many of its residents speak Luxembourgish, a language closely related to German, rather than the Walloon variety of French that is 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 the province was 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 (French: arrondissements) containing a total of 44 municipalities (French: communes).

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Population per municipality as of 1 January 2017 (XLS; 397 KB)
  2. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  3. ^ "ARDENNE / BELGIAN LUXEMBOURG - Find 2018 Exhibitors - WTM London". london.wtm.com.
  4. ^ "The Improbable Ales of Belgian Luxembourg". DRAFT. 18 August 2016.

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