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The three districts of Luxembourg (French: districts, German: Distrikte, Luxembourgish: Distrikter) are the top-level administrative divisions of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The districts are divided into cantons:

Luxemburg districts
Districts of Luxembourg
N District Capital Area
(km²)
Population
(2014)
Density
(inhab./km²)
Cantons
1 Diekirch Diekirch 1,157.24 83,661 72.3 Clervaux, Diekirch, Redange, Vianden, Wiltz
2 Grevenmacher Grevenmacher 524.8 64,978 123.8 Echternach, Grevenmacher, Remich
3 Luxembourg Luxembourg 904.34 401,041 443.5 Capellen, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, Mersch

In 2015, the districts were abolished.

History

The districts (and cantons) were created on 24 February 1843. In 1857, the Mersch district was created from the cantons of Mersch and Redange. However, this fourth district was abolished in 1867.


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