Luxembourg (Belgium) facts for kids
|Province of Belgium|
Arlon centre with bell tower of St. Martin's Church
|Highest point||Baraque de Fraiture|
|- location||Vielsalm, Bastogne, Luxembourg|
|- elevation||652 m (2,139 ft)|
|Area||4,443 km² (1,715 sq mi)|
|Population||273,638 (1 January 2012)|
|Density||62 /km² (161 /sq mi)|
|- summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Luxembourg (Dutch and German: Luxemburg, Luxembourgish: Lëtzebuerg, Walloon: Lussimbork) is the southernmost province of Belgium and Wallonia. With 4,443 km2 (1,715 sq mi), it is the largest province of Belgium.
The total area of the province is 4,443 km2 (1,715 sq mi) but it has the smallest population (273,638) and density (61.6 inhabitants per km²) of all the Belgian provinces. It is also significantly larger and significantly less populous than the neighbouring Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
The main rivers in the province of Luxembourg are:
- Semois, a right tributary of the Meuse river and that flows from east to west in the south of the province;
- Sauer (German, Luxembourgish) or Sûre (French), a left tributary of the Moselle river;
- Lesse, another right tributary of the Meuse river;
- Ourthe, another right tributary of the Meuse river.
The province of Luxembourg is divided into 5 arrondissements and a total of 44 municipalities.
Population by arrondissement
Population on 1 January of each year.
|Province of Luxembourg||261,178||264,084||266,950||269,023||271,352||273,638|
- (in French) Official site of the province
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