Districts of Luxembourg

Districts of Luxembourg are the highest administrative units in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. There are three districts in Luxembourg, which are divided into a total of sixteen cantons.

The cantons in the country were created on February 24, 1843. In 1857, a region called Mersch was created from the cantons of Mersch and Redange, but this region was later dissolved in 1867 and re-divided into cantons and the old naming system was continued.

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Three Districts of Luxembourg

Luxembourg is divided into three districts and these are the largest administrative districts. The names of these administrative regions; Diekirch, Grevenmacher, Luxembourg. Among the three districts, the largest area is in the Diekirch district.

The highest population is in the Luxembourg district, and the highest population density is in the Luxembourg district. Luxembourg is the richest country in the world and has the highest GDP figures. Luxembourg’s region with the highest GDP is the Luxembourg district.


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The Diekirch District is one of the three governorates of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. It is divided into five cantons and 43 communes. It borders the Luxembourg province of Belgium’s Walloon Region in the west and the Liège provinces in the north.

To the south is Luxembourg, the other province of Luxembourg, and to the southwest lies the Grevenmacher province and the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. The average income per capita is $ 49,000. The area is 1,157 square kilometers. The population of the district is 74,863 and the population density is 65 / sq. Km.


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The Grevenmacher District is one of the three districts of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the highest administrative unit. It is divided into three cantons and 26 communes. It is adjacent to Luxembourg in the west, Diekirch in the north, Rhine-Palatina, and Saarland in Germany and Moselle in the south. The average income per capita in the province is $ 57,800. The area of the region is 525 square kilometers. The population of the district is 58,109 and the population density is 111 / sq. Km.


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The Luxembourg District is one of the three highest administrative units in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. It is divided into four cantons and 47 communes. It should not be confused with the state of Luxembourg. It is adjacent to Grevenmacher province in the east, Diekirch province in the north, Luxembourg province of Belgium in the west and Moselle region of France in the south. It is the region with the highest average income per capita at $ 72,300. The area of the region is 904 square kilometers. The population of the district is 350,827 and the population density is 388 / square kilometers.

Also Read: Luxembourg Cantons

Luxembourg: Geography & Facts

  • Population: 594,065
  • Population Density: 230 per Km2
  • Land Area: 2,590 Km ²

It is one of the smallest countries in Europe with a very high quality of life. It has been included in the list of World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. The capital is Luxembourg with the same name as the country. There are three official languages, Luxembourgish, German and French.

It is surrounded by Germany from the east, France from the south, and Belgium from the west and north.

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Where is Luxembourg?


There are two separate physical regions in the country. These regions are; In the north, Oesling covers 1/3 of the surface area; Bon Pays or Gutland, south of the Ardennes and forming part of the Lorraine Plateau. The Oeslin is a spring with a height of 400-500 m.


The governance style of the country; parliamentary democracy, together with the constitutional kingdom.


There is a temperate climate. Even in the driest months, there will be precipitation. The least rainfall is in April, the heaviest in December.


It is a secular state, but the state recognizes certain religions officially as compulsory religions. Furthermore, there are Roman Catholicism, Judaism, Greek Orthodoxy, Anglicism, Russian Orthodoxy, Lutheranism, Calvinism, Mennonitism and Islamic beliefs throughout the country.

Industry and Tourism

The main products are potato, rye, wheat, oats, barley, and alfalfa seeds. Livestock farming, especially cattle breeding, is of great importance. White wine grapes are produced in the Moselle Valley vineyard.

Iron and steel, especially chemistry, cement, rubber, textiles, food, basic industry branches. Moreover, 90% of the iron and steel production is carried out by Europe’s third-largest steel company, ARBED (Acieries Dudelange Burbach-Eich Steel Alliance).

Tourism contributes significantly to the economy of the country. 


At the cultural level, the country offers first-class theater, music, and cinema programs. The Neumünster Abbey, the Philharmonic Hall, the Center for Amplified Music (RockHal) and the sports and Cultural Center in Kirchberg are among the new modern infrastructures for cultural and social activities.

Furthermore, it has many high-quality museums such as The National Museum of History and Art, the Luxembourg City Historical Museum, the National Museum of Natural History, and the Museum of Modern Art.


Unlike most countries in Europe, sports does not focus on a specific national sport in the country. The most popular sports throughout the country are football, basketball, handball, gymnastics, cycling, and volleyball.