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Grevenmacher (district)

one of three districts of Luxembourg

The District of Grevenmacher (Luxembourgish: Gréiwemaacher) was one of three districts of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Its capital was the city of Grevenmacher.

Grevenmacher
District
Country  Luxembourg
Capital Grevenmacher
 - coordinates 49°40′N 6°27′E / 49.667°N 6.450°E / 49.667; 6.450
Area 524.8 km² (203 sq mi)
Population 64,978 (2014) [1]
Density 124 /km² (321 /sq mi)
District 24 February 1843
Subdivisions 3 cantons
24 communes
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166-2 LU-G
Location of the Grevenmacher district
Location of the Grevenmacher district

In 2015, the districts were abolished.[2]

It was the easternmost of the districts and the smallest of the three districts, with an area of 524.8 km2 (202.6 sq mi). It is the district with less people living in it with a population of 64,978 inhabitants and a population density of 56.2 inhabitants/km².[1]

HistoryEdit

When the districts were created on 24 February 1843, Grevenmacher was one of the three of the country.[3]

On 2012, the communes of Burmerange and Wellenstein were made part of the commune of Schengen. So the number of communes changed from 26 to 24.[4]

GeographyEdit

The district of Grevenmacher is bordered to the north by the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate, to the east by the German states of Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland, to the south by France (the Moselle département) and to the west by the Luxembourg district.

CompositionEdit

The Diekirch district has 3 cantons and 24 communes.

Canton Capital Area[5]
(km²)
Population[1]
(2014)
Density
(inhab./km²)
Communes
1 Echternach Echternach 185.5 17,477 94.2 8
2 Grevenmacher Grevenmacher 211.4 27,295 129.1 8
3 Remich Remich 127.9 20,206 158.0 8

Cantons and their communesEdit

 
Vinyards in the Moselle Valley near Machtum, Wormeldange
 
The Moselle river near Ehnen, Wormeldange
  1. Echternach
  2. Grevenmacher
  3. Remich

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Population by canton and municipality 1821 - 2014". Statistics Portal - Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Retrieved 26 April 2014.
  2. "Loi du 2 septembre 2015 portant abolition des districts" (PDF) (in French). Service central de législation. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  3. (French)/(German) "Mémorial A, 1843, No. 17" (PDF). Service central de législation. p. 45. Retrieved 26 April 2014.
  4. (French) "Mémorial A, 2011, No. 110" (PDF). Service central de législation. Retrieved 26 April 2014.
  5. "Surface area of the cantons and municipalities". Statistics Portal - Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Retrieved 26 April 2014.