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Old stone house in Durbuy (© Helmut Brands - Fotolia.com)
Old stone house in Durbuy, Province of Luxembourg.

Introduction

Luxembourg is the southernmost province of Wallonia and of Belgium. It borders on (clockwise from the East) the nation of Luxembourg, France and the Belgian provinces of Namur and Liège. Its capital is Arlon.

It has a surface area of 4443 km²,a population of 246,000 inhabitants, and is divided into five administrative districts (arrondissements) which contain 44 municipalities (communes) .

The province also covers two geographical regions of Wallonia : the Ardennes in the north part and the Gaume in the south part.

Famous people born in the province of Luxembourg include (chronologically): the grammarian Maurice Grevisse, and the Nobel Prize biochemist Albert Claude.


History

Arms of the province, County, Duchy and Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg

Historically, the province was comprised almost entirely into the County, then Duchy of Luxembourg, with parts in the north and west belonging to the Prince-Bishopric of Liège or the Principality of Sedan. The eastern town of Vielsalm, named after the River Salm, was the original seat of the County of Salm (later a principality), which stretched from the Belgian Ardennes to the Vosges Mountains in Lorraine and Alsace.

Attractions

Durbuy
Durbuy Castle & Topiary park (© Jean-Pol GRANDMONT at nl.wikipedia - Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.)
outstanding Durbuy
Bouillon Castle
Bouillon Castle (© Eupedia.com)
very good Bouillon Castle
Recogne Bison Farm
Recogne Bison Farm
very good Recogne Bison Farm

Wéris
Wéris
very good Megalithic sites of Wéris
Arlon
Arlon
good Arlon
Bastogne
Bastogne
good Bastogne

La Roche-en-Ardenne
La Roche-en-Ardenne
good La Roche-en-Ardenne
Marche-en-Famenne
Marche-en-Famenne
good Marche-en-Famenne
Redu & Euro Space Center
Redu
good Redu & Euro Space Center

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