Luxembourg (Belgium)

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Luxembourg (French: Luxembourg; Dutch: About this soundLuxemburg ; German: Luxemburg; Luxembourgish: Lëtzebuerg; Walloon: Lussimbork), also called Belgian Luxembourg,[4][5] is the southernmost province of Wallonia and of Belgium. It borders on the country of Luxembourg to the east, the French departments of Ardennes, Meuse and Meurthe-et-Moselle to the south and southwest, and the Walloon provinces of Namur and Liège to the north. Its capital and largest city is Arlon (Luxembourgish: Arel, Dutch: Aarlen), in the south-east of the province.

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 Walloon Region
Capital
(and largest city)
Arlon
Government
 • GovernorOlivier Schmitz
Area
 • Total4,459 km2 (1,722 sq mi)
Population
 (1 January 2019)[2]
 • Total284,638
 • Density64/km2 (170/sq mi)
HDI (2018)0.886[3]
very high · 9th
Websitewww.province.luxembourg.be

It has an area of 4,459 km2 (1,722 sq mi), making it the largest Belgian province. With around 285,000 residents, it is also the least populated province, with a density of 64/km2 (170/sq mi), making it a relatively sparsely settled part of a very densely populated region.

It is significantly larger (70%), but 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 have historically spoken Luxembourgish, a language closely related to German, rather than the French or Walloon 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.

SubdivisionsEdit

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

EconomyEdit

The Gross domestic product (GDP) of the province was 7.0 billion € in 2018, accounting for 1.5% of Belgiums economic output. GDP per capita adjusted for purchasing power was 21,800 € or 72% of the EU27 average in the same year. Luxembourg was the province with the lowest GDP per capita.[6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "be.STAT". bestat.statbel.fgov.be.
  2. ^ "Structuur van de bevolking | Statbel". statbel.fgov.be.
  3. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  4. ^ "ARDENNE / BELGIAN LUXEMBOURG - Find 2018 Exhibitors - WTM London". london.wtm.com.
  5. ^ "The Improbable Ales of Belgian Luxembourg". DRAFT. 18 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Regional GDP per capita ranged from 30% to 263% of the EU average in 2018". Eurostat.

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