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The 12 cantons (French: cantons, German: Kantone, Luxembourgish: Kantonen) of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg are areas of local government. They are subdivisions of the three districts of Luxembourg. The cantons are in turn subdivided into 106 communes.

The cantons were created, together with the districts, on 24 February 1843.

List of cantons

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Cantons of Luxembourg
# Canton Capital District Population
(2016)
 Area 
(km²)
Density
(inhab./km²)
Communes
 1 Capellen Capellen Luxembourg 45,276 199.21 227.3 10
 2 Clervaux Clervaux Diekirch 17,126 331.75 51.6 5
 3 Diekirch Diekirch Diekirch 31,819 214.93 148.0 10
 4 Echternach Echternach Grevenmacher 18,007 185.54 97.1 8
 5 Esch-sur-Alzette   Esch-sur-Alzette   Luxembourg 167,955 242.77 691.8 14
 6 Grevenmacher Grevenmacher Grevenmacher   28,492 211.37 134.8 8
 7 Luxembourg Luxembourg Luxembourg 177,969 238.46 746.3 11
 8 Mersch Mersch Luxembourg 30,382 223.90 135.7 11
 9 Redange Redange Diekirch 17,609 267.49 65.8 10
10 Remich Remich Grevenmacher 20,983 127.87 164.1 8
11 Vianden Vianden Diekirch 4,951 78.52 63.1 3
12 Wiltz Wiltz Diekirch 15,680 264.55 59.3 8

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