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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
(2017)
 Area 
(km²)
Density
(inhab./km²)
Communes
 1 Capellen Capellen Luxembourg 47,209 199.21 237.0 10
 2 Clervaux Clervaux Diekirch 17,631 331.75 53.1 5
 3 Diekirch Diekirch Diekirch 32,244 214.93 150.0 10
 4 Echternach Echternach Grevenmacher 18,702 185.54 100.8 8
 5 Esch-sur-Alzette   Esch-sur-Alzette   Luxembourg 172,687 242.77 711.3 14
 6 Grevenmacher Grevenmacher Grevenmacher   29,525 211.37 139.7 8
 7 Luxembourg Luxembourg Luxembourg 179,369 238.46 752.2 11
 8 Mersch Mersch Luxembourg 31,351 223.90 140.0 11
 9 Redange Redange Diekirch 18,351 267.49 68.6 10
10 Remich Remich Grevenmacher 21,987 127.87 171.9 8
11 Vianden Vianden Diekirch 5,162 78.52 65.7 3
12 Wiltz Wiltz Diekirch 16,449 264.55 62.2 7

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