Grevenmacher District

one of three districts of Luxembourg
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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
Location of the Grevenmacher district
Location of the Grevenmacher district
Coordinates: 49°40′N 6°25′E / 49.667°N 6.417°E / 49.667; 6.417
Established24 February 1843
 • Total524.8 km2 (202.6 sq mi)
 • Total64,978
 • Density120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeLU-G

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]

History change

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]

Geography change

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.

Composition change

The Diekirch district has 3 cantons and 24 communes.

Canton Capital Area[5]
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 communes change

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

References change

  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.[permanent dead link]
  3. "Mémorial A, 1843, No. 17" (PDF). Service central de législation. p. 45. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 26 April 2014. (in French and German)
  4. (in French) "Mémorial A, 2011, No. 110" (PDF). Service central de législation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 26 April 2014.
  5. "Surface area of the cantons and municipalities". Statistics Portal - Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Retrieved 26 April 2014.